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OKAMOTO, Takuji

OKAMOTO, Takuji


Education
1989-1994    Dept. of Hist. & Phil. of Sci., Graduate School of Arts & Sci, Univ. of Tokyo
1985-1989    Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Tokyo


Sumary of qualifications

  • Ph. D. (History of Science, Univ. of Tokyo, 2004)
  • M. Sc. (History of Science, Univ. of Tokyo, 1991)
  • B. Sc. (Physics, Univ. of Tokyo, 1989)

 


Work experience

  • 2005-present    Associate Professor, Dept. of Hist. & Phil of Sci., Graduate School of Arts & Sci., Univ. of Tokyo
  • 1997-2005    Lecturer, Dept. of Hist. & Phil of Sci., Graduate School of Arts & Sci., Univ. of Tokyo
  • 1994-1997    Research Associate, Dept. of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, Niigata University

 


Publications in English

  • Takuji OKAMOTO, “Science and Competition: The Case of Physics in Japan, 1886-1949,” UTCP (University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy) Bulletin, VI (2006), pp. 57-67.
  • OKAMOTO Takuji, “The Reconstruction of the Electric Power Industry,” in Shigeru Nakayama et al., eds., A Social History of Science and Technology in Contemporary Japan, vol. 2 (Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press, 2005), pp. 414-453.
  • OKAMOTO Takuji, “Percy Williams Bridgman and the Evolution of Operationalism” (Ph. D. dissertation submitted to the Univ. of Tokyo, 2004)
  • OKAMOTO Takuji, “Percy Williams Bridgman and the Establishment of Theoretical Physics at Harvard,” Historia     Scientiarum, 14:1 (2004), pp. 1-48.
  • OKAMOTO Takuji, “Uncertainty and Controllability: Bridgman, Dingler, and Dewey,” Historia Scientiarum, 12:3 (2003), pp. 233-253.
  • OKAMOTO Takuji, “The Reorganization of the Electric Power Industry in Japan,” in Shigeru Nakayama et al., eds., A Social History of Science and Technology in Contemporary Japan, vol. 1 (Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press, 2001), pp. 319-352.
  • OKAMOTO Takuji, “Demystifying Dimensional Analysis: The Beginning of Bridgman’s Scrutiny of Theoretical Physics,” Historia Scientiarum, 8:1 (1998), pp. 21-52.
  • OKAMOTO Takuji, “Uncertainty of Operation: P. W. Bridgman and Quantum Mechanics,” Historia Scientiarum, 3:1 (1993), pp. 35-62.