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Researcher Information

last modified:2018/04/02

Associate Professor SASAKI, Taku


Faculty, Affiliation

Faculty of Human Sciences, Institute of Human and Social Sciences

College and School Educational Field


Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
Kyoto University Doctor Ethics 200803 Completed
【Academic background(Bachelor's Degree)】
Kyoto University Division of Philosophy 199903
Doctor of Philosophy


Year & Month of Birth

Academic Society


Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy


Western Ethics

Speciality Keywords

Ethics, British moral philosophy in 17-18th century, John Locke, Free Will Problem, Responsibility, Blame, Addiction

Research Themes

Research for constructing conception schema to evaluate agency of Robots


  •  Minao Kukita, Nobutsugu Kanzaki, Taku Sasaki Introduction of Ethics through Robots The University of Nagoya Press 2017/02/28
  •  Taku Sasaki John Locke's Moral Philosophy Maruzen Publishing Co., Ltd. 2017/09/01


  •  Addiction and Free Will Taku Sasaki Annals of Ethical Studies 46 133-144 2016/06/30
  •  What is BLAME: A Review of BLAME: Its Nature and Norms Taku Sasaki Kanazawa Journal of Philosophy and Philosophical Anthropology 8 1-14 2017/03/31
  •  What is the Nature of Blame?: A Review of BLAME: Its Nature and Norms (2) Taku Sasaki Kanazawa Journal of Philosophy and Philosophical Anthropology 9 1-12 2018/03/31

Conference Presentations

  • Projecting privacy: Privacy in the age of human-robot symbiotic society(conference:The 10th International Conference on Applied Ethics - The Past, Present and Future of Applied Ethics -)(2016/10/29)
  • What does ethics do for addiction neuroethics?(2016/03/14)
  • On the Relational Theory of Blame of T. M. Scanlon(conference:The 68th Annual Conference of The Japanese Society for Ethics)(2017/10/09)
  • Can We Blame Robots?(conference:9th International Conference “Theoretical and Applied Ethics: Traditions and Prospects” ETHICS AND REVOLUTIONS)(2017/10/26)

Arts and Fieldwork


Theme to the desired joint research

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

○「日本型「ロボット共生社会の倫理」のトランスディシプリナリーな探究と国際発信 」(2016-2019) 
○「Creating the framework allowing us to refrain from blaming for addictive actions」(2017-2019) 

Classes (Bachelors)

○Freshman Seminar I(2017)
○Presentation and Debate (Freshman Seminar II)(2017)
○Seminar of Graduation thesis A(2017)
○Common English 1(2017)
○Seminar in Ethical Thought(2017)
○Seminar in Ethical Thought A(2017)
○Seminar in Ethical Thought B(2017)
○Modern Philosphy(2017)
○Seminar of Graduation thesis B(2017)
○Basic Seminar in Applied Ethics B(2017)
○Lestures in Modern Philosophy(2017)
○Contemporary Anglo-American Philosophy(2017)
○Basic Seminar in Applied Ethics A(2017)
○Basic Seminar in Applied Ethics(2017)
○Lecture on Modern Philosophy(2017)
○Lecture on Modern Ethical Thought(2017)
○Lestures in Contemporary Ethical Thought(2017)
○Common English 1(2016)
○Basic Semiar in Ethical Thought(2016)
○Advanced Seminar in Ethical Thought(2016)
○Introduction to Philosophical Anthropology(2016)
○Introduction to Philosophical Anthropology A(2016)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

○Seminar in History of Ethics I 1(2017)
○Seminar in History of Ethics I 2(2017)
○Special lecture on Contemporary Philosophy 2(2017)
○Special lecture on Contemporary Philosophy 1(2017)
○Special Lecture on Ethics 1(2016)
○Special Lecture on Ethics 2(2016)
○Special Lecture on Ethics(2016)
○Seminar on Ethics 1(2016)
○Seminar on Ethics 2(2016)
○Seminar on Ethics(2016)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

Others (Social Activities)

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