member Hirohito Yamaguchi

spacer.gifnoimage.gifYamaguchi Hirohito 山口 裕人  
Osaka University 大阪大学
web site: Osaka University HP
My current interests: I have studied Leibniz’s philosophy with the constant interest in a notion ‘vinculum substantiale’(substantial bond), which he showed a certain jesuit in his later years. Quite a few interpreters have thought this notion has connections with the theories of body, organism and relation between mind and body. While I have certainly agreed with this interpretation, I have thought ‘vinculum substantiale’ could be closely connected with these notions; ‘identity’, ‘individual’, ‘person’, ‘self’. At the same time, currently, I am not a little interested in two topics; 1. Individualistic ideas and the theories of logic and language in the Middle Ages, 2. The problems in contemporary analytical metaphysics, particularly self, identity, modality and ontology.
My current articles :
1. “Les problèmes de l’identité personnelle et ‘le soi non-humean’ chez Leibniz” « Revue de Philosophique Française »14, Société franco-japonaise de philosophie, 2009
2. “Was Leibniz a Nominalist through his whole life?” «Machikaneyama Ronso»41, Osaka University, 2007
3. ”Composed Substance and ‘Echo’ ―The consideration on the vinculum substantiale” «METAPHYSICA: The Journal of Philosophy and Ethics»37, Osaka University Graduate School of Letters, 2006