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toru koga Last modified date:2022.10.10

Professor / Art Theory and Practice
Department of Design Futures
Faculty of Design

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芸術工学部 環境設計学科
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Academic Degree
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Philosophy, Ethics, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Design
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Research Interests
  • Sexuality in Capitalism
    keyword : psychoanalysis, Lucan, Marx, Capitalism
  • Philosophical basis of design
    keyword : design, Philosophy
  • Enlightment and Violence
    keyword : The Battle of Okinawa, Atmic bomb, Capital punishment
Current and Past Project
  • As an associate to the Dean of the faculty of Design, I will explore the basic theory of design studies and conduct research that systematically relates various design fields.
Academic Activities
1. Art Design Crossing -Thinking of Fragments.
1. What is the condition of being "wrongful" life? - from the idea of Nishida's "Nothingness".
2. Design Aesthetics of the Late Industrial Era - Early Socialisms, Ruskin and Morris.
3. The Ontology of the Sign.
4. Design Aesthetics of the Early Industrial Era - Gutenberg, Thonet and the Machine Gun.
5. Design Aesthetics from the Renaissance to the Biedermeier.
6. Concept in Design-From the Theory of Deleuze and Guattari.
7. Philosophical Criticism of Nuclear Electric Power Technology.
8. Design of Execution Place.
9. Environmental Justice and Intergenerational Ethics
–An Interpretation of Rawls’s Saving Principle.
10. The Dancing Technology.
11. Philosophy as a component.
12. Aesthetics of Functionalism.
13. Death and the rest.
14. Die Zwecklose Maschine.
Works, Software and Database
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Other Educational Activities
  • 2003.10.
  • 1998.04.