Name / Position
NOHARA, Shinji / Associate Professor
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|2017||Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge (Visiting research associate at Wolfson College, Cambridge)|
|March 2012||Kyoto University, Graduate School of Economics (Economics)|
|(September 2008-May 2009)||McGill University, Montreal (Faculty of Arts)|
|March 2006||Kyoto University, Faculty of Economics, M. A.|
|March 2004||Kyoto University, Faculty of Economics, B. A.|
|November 2018-present||Associate Professor of the University of Tokyo (Graduate School of Economics)|
|April 2014-October 2018||Assistant Professor of the University of Tokyo (Graduate School of Economics)|
|April 2012-March 2014||Part-Time Lecturer of Kansai University|
|September 2011-March 2014||Part-Time Lecturer of Kyoto Dai-ichi Nurse School|
|October 2010-March 2014||Part-Time Lecturer of Kyoto University|
|September 2011-March 2014||Part-Time Lecturer of Konan University|
history of economic and social thought, Adam Smith, the Scottish (and French) Enlightenment, Japanese economic thought, and economic philosophy.
I have been studying the history of economic and social thought, especially Adam Smith, and the Enlightenment. As an intellectual historian, I am interested in intellectual and historical background of the Enlightenment.
Through studying the Enlightenment, I try to understand what modernity is, and what capitalism is. Adam Smith was known as the founder of political economy. He grasped the essence of capitalism. He, however, was a moral philosopher who lived in particular context. Understanding the context can deepen our recognition of capitalism.
Furthermore, I also research economic methodology and economic philosophy.
I also investigate Japanese history of economics. I wrote a monograph on it.
- “Adam Smith's science of commerce: the effect of communication,” Adam Smith Review, 11, 2018
- “In the Library of Adam Smith,” in P. J. Corfield and L. Hannan (eds.), Changing arts of communication in the eighteenth century, Honoré Champion, 2017
- “Hume and Smith on morality and war,” in A. Rosselli and Y. Ikeda (eds.), War in the history of economic thought: economists and the question of war, 2017, London: Routledge
- “Bolingbroke and his Agnostic-Rational View of the World: Searching for the Religious Foundation of the Enlightenment,” The Kyoto Economic Review, Vol. 80(1), 2011
- “Adam Smith on the cyclicity of the rise and fall of civilization”, The Kyoto Economic Review, Vol. 79(1), 2010
Books and Monographs
- Commerce and strangers in Adam Smith, Springer, 2018