Yu Nishitsutsumi

Main Lab Location:

CiNet (Main bldg)

Specific Research Topic:

Philosophy of Mind, Neuroethics

Mailing Address:

1A7, 1-4 Yamadaoka, Suita City Osaka, 565-0871


nishitsutsumiyu at

Technologies based on recent advances in neuroscience are becoming an increasingly familiar part of our everyday lives, and may lead to disruptive changes in our lifestyles and worldviews. My research is on the philosophical and ethical dimensions of the new circumstances that such technologies will bring about (Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues: ELSI).

More broadly, my area of specialty is philosophy of mind. In particular, I work on issues such as self-control, rationality, and moral responsibility, focusing on the role of emotions, using methods based in analytic philosophy. My approach incorporates the results of cognitive sciences such as psychology and neuroscience in addition to traditional philosophical perspectives when examining various philosophical topics.