ロバート シンクレア(教授)

ROBERT SINCLAIR

専門分野 Philosophy
担当科目 Introduction to Global Culture and Society, Seminar I, Seminar II, Seminar III, Capstone, Modern Social Thought, Global Justice and Intercultural Ethics
研究テーマ 20th Century Anglo-American Philosophy, American Pragmatism

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研究者情報詳細

Message to students

There are two main factors that motivate my teaching in philosophy. The first is a general enthusiasm for the discipline itself, where this includes the issues found in the history of Western philosophy, as well as the processes of inquiry, interpretation, and criticism through which these issues are approached. The second is my belief that our society needs citizens that do not rest with their first reactions to issues and problems, but who think more imaginatively, creatively and critically from exposure to a variety of different experiences. I see philosophy as playing a key cultural role for modern society through its careful examination of concepts, actions, institutions, and individuals. By helping to develop skills in this type of critical perspective the study of philosophy continues to have both individual and social value. This is especially true of social and political philosophy since concerns over social and political organization crucially influence our daily lives. The study of these issues will then help students recognize in more concrete terms, the kind of value philosophical reflection can have for them beyond the classroom. I am looking forward to sharing with you my enthusiasm for philosophy and in helping you achieve academic and professional success.

The main career

Ph.D. in Philosophy, Simon Fraser University, 2001
MA in Philosophy, University of Ottawa, 1996
BA in Philosophy, Concordia University, 1994
After graduating from Simon Fraser University, I taught there for 5 years
years before moving to Brooklyn College, CUNY for the last 8 years.

文系大学院 国際平和学研究科

  • Specialized field American Pragmatism (especially John Dewey and C. I. Lewis); History of Analytic Philosophy (especially Quine); Epistemology
    Research theme
    • Quine, Conceptual Pragmatism and the Analytic-Synthetic Distinction
    • Dewey’s pragmatism and his cultural conception of philosophy
    Introduction of research I am currently engaged in two main lines of research. The first examines the philosophical development of the American logician and philosopher, W. V. Quine, by charting the influence of his teacher, C. I. Lewis. The second explores various aspects of Dewey’s pragmatism, especially his cultural conception of philosophy and its application to contemporary issues in philosophy of religion, political philosophy and moral philosophy.
    Policies in research and education In my teaching, I attempt to demonstrate the value of philosophy by showing its relevance for contemporary issues and problems.
    Message to students While the study of philosophy can be challenging, it is also very rewarding. It will provide you with a deeper moral perspective on social and political life.
    Main career (education)
    • Ph.D. Philosophy Simon Fraser University 2001
    • M.A. Philosophy University of Ottawa 1996
    • B.A. Honours in Philosophy Concordia University 1994
    Main career (Employment)
    • 2018 – Present Professor of Philosophy (tenured), Faculty of International Liberal Arts, Soka University, Tokyo, Japan (with a joint appointment in the School of International Peace Studies (MA Program))
    • 2018 – Present Instructor (part-time), Faculty of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2017 – 2018 Professor of Philosophy (tenure-track), Faculty of International Liberal Arts, Soka University, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2014 – 2017 Associate Professor of Philosophy (tenure-track), Faculty of International Liberal Arts, Soka University, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2011 – 2014 Associate Professor (tenured), Department of Philosophy, Brooklyn College, CUNY
    • 2006 – 2010 Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Department of Philosophy, Brooklyn College, CUNY
    • 2001 – 2006 Adjunct Instructor, Department of Philosophy, Simon Fraser University

研究室情報

中央教育棟 AW915
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