I am a philosopher of mind, mainly working on belief, imagination and mental disorder. I am also interested in the topics in early modern philosophy of mind and psychology.
I have a BA from Waseda University, MA from University of Tokyo, and I am expecting to get my PhD degree from University of Tokyo in 2013.
At Birmingham, I am a research fellow at the the department of philosophy. Before coming to Birmingham, I studied philosophy at Waseda University (undergraduate) and University of Tokyo (postgraduate). I used be a visiting student at Yale (2008-2010), and MIT (2011-2012).
Delusion and Belief
I am a doxasticist about delusion, which means that I am defending the traditional view that delusions are beliefs. I am working on the project of giving a philosophical basis of doxasticism. Also, I am interested in mind-body problem in psychiatry.
I am interested in the puzzle of imaginative resistance and the role of (sensory and propositional) imagination in delusion and hallucination.