Dr. Takushi Odagiri

Takushi Odagiri

Visiting Professor in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies


Office Address: 

2204 Erwin Rd, Room 104

John Hope Franklin Center

Office Hours: 

Thursday PM 2-3  and by appointment




Environmental Humanities

Global Asia

Japanese Cinema

Areas of Interest

1. Phenomenology, Biomedical Ethics, Environmental Ethics

2. East Asian Religions

3. Cinema and Global Coloniality, World History, World Literature, Film Theory, Critical Theory


M.D. (Tokyo)

Ph.D (Stanford)

National License for Medical Practice (医師国家資格)

Upcoming Events

Theorizing Colonial Cinemas

Recent News

Professor Places Anime in Japanese Historical Context

Dōgen’s Fallibilism: Three Fascicles of Shōbōgenzō

Recent Publications

Odagiri, Takushi. "Kawase Naomi, Surfaces, World Cinema" positions: asia critique (accepted for publication, forthcoming).

"Crisis and World Temporality: Miki Kiyoshi's Binary of Everyday" Boundary 2, 2015 (accepted for publication, forthcoming)

"The End of Literature and The Beginning of Praxis: Wagô Ryôichi’s Pebbles of Poetry
Japan Forum – Official Journal of the British Association for Japanese Studies, 26:3, 
2014: 361-382 (Special Issue: Beyond Fukushima: Culture, Media, and Meaning from Catastrophe)

"Bioethics and Externalism: Investigating PCBE Reports on Human Dignity"
Seimei Rinri(Bioethics)- Official Journal of Japan Association for Bioethics,23:1,
September 2013:176-183.

"Subculture and World Literature: On Mizumura Minae’s Shishôsetsu from left to right(1995)"
Japan Forum – Official Journal of the British Association for Japanese Studies, 25:2, 
May 2013:233-258.

"On Nishida’s Rationality Thesis" 
Philosophy East and West, 62:2, April 2012: 197-222.

"Self-Knowledge and Ethics of Suicide: A Narratological Study" 
Journal of Philosophy and Ethics in Medicine, 6, August 2012: 79-97.

"First Person Exteriority"
Tetsugaku (Philosophy) – Official Journal of Japan Philosophy Association, 62, 
May 2011: 189-204.

"Maeda Ai’s Predicate-Theory"
Japan Review, 22, July 2010: 201-212.

"The Logic of Cinematograph and Exteriority: Nishida’s Concept of Noumenality" 
Annual Report of Nishida Philosophy Association, 7, July 2010: 91-103.

"On The Idea of Falliblism in Shôbôgenzô: Investigating Kattô Fascicle"
Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, 58:1, December 2009: 91-94.

"The First-Person Authority and Nishida’s Practical Philosophy" 
Annual Report of Nishida Philosophy Association, 6, July 2009: 145-168.

"From Self-Reflexivity to Contingency: Nishida’s Thesis on Self-Knowledge" 
Frontiers of Japanese Philosophy, 3, December 2008: 73-92

"On Being-Outside: Two Contradictory Ideas of Self-hood in Nishida"
in Kitarō Nishida in der Philosophie des 20. Jahrhunderts,Alber-Verlag, Freiburg