Osamu Kanamori (金森修) authored sixteen books which examined science from the perspectives of various metalevels. His monographs and other publications represent various genres of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries: history of science, intellectual history of scientific ideas, French epistemology of science, bioethics, and STS. Readers of his works might have formed an impression of Kanamori as a scholar of rational discipline, a positivist who examined data, and a logical narrator of analyses; they may take Kanamori essentially as a scholar of philosophy of science in Japan and the English-speaking world. And some of Kanamori’s works are indeed overtly academic publications, with somewhat stark colors chosen for their covers—green, blue, grey. Archeology of the Scientific Thinking (2004), Naturalism and Its Discontents (2004), and an edited volume of A History of Scientific Ideas (2010) are works which give...
Osamu Kanamori and His Legacies on Epistemology, Criticism, and Cultural Study of Science
Daisuke Okumura lectures on philosophy of science at Meiji University, Meiji Gakuin University, Senshū University, and Asagaya College of Art and Design. Akihito Suzuki is a professor of history on the Faculty of Economics of Keio University, Tokyo.
Akihito Suzuki teaches the social and cultural history of medicine at Keio University. He studies the history of psychiatry, infectious diseases, and patients’ behavior. He is now completing a book which examines psychiatry, patients, and families in Tokyo in the first half of the twentieth century from the rich archive of a private psychiatric hospital.
Daisuke Okumura, Akihito Suzuki; Osamu Kanamori and His Legacies on Epistemology, Criticism, and Cultural Study of Science. East Asian Science, Technology and Society 1 March 2019; 13 (1): 101–112. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-7339893
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