GOTO, Hiroshi

GOTO, Hiroshi


Department of Applied Philosophy and Classics
(Western Philosophy)

E-mail: goto1201[at]

Research Fields

Modern and Contemporary German Philosophy

Research Keywords

  • Phenomenology
  • Virtue
  • Value
  • Person

Research Outline

I discuss Husserl’s phenomenology, which lies at the turning point between the modern and present period, and its surroundings, with a particular emphsasis on the notion of personality. Based on this approach, I am examining the forgotten history of virtue ethics and attempting a reexamination of the importing of the notion of personality into Japan.

Research Achievements

  • Der Begriff der Person in der Phänomenologie Edmund Husserls. Ein Interpretationsversuch der Husserlschen Phänomenologie als Ethik im Hinblick auf den Begriff der Habitualität, Würzburg: Verlag Königshausen & Neumann GmbH, 2004.
  • Versöhnung mit der Natur bei E. Husserl - Der Status der Tiere -, Hiroshima Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, 10, pp.20-36, 2012.
  • Reconsidering the Constitution of Mind in Husserl, Tetsugaku: The Journal of Hiroshima Philosophical Society, 61, pp.57-70, 2009.
  • Ethical and Methodological Significance of the Concept of Habitus in Husserl: Through the Struggle with Shaftesbury and Kant, RINRIGAKU-Nenpo: Annals of Ethics, 58, pp.189-202, 2009.