- Born in 1947.
- Studied natural sciences (especially Astronomy) at Tokyo University.
[Apr.1969: B.A.(natural science)]
- Studied philosophy at Tokyo Metropolitan University.
- Studied philosophy at Graduate School, Tokyo Metropolitan University.
- Instructor, Tokyo Metropolitan University.
- Lecturer of Western Philosophy, Hokkaido University.
- Associate Professor of Western Philosophy, Hokkaido University.
- D.Litt(PhD). from Tokyo Metropolitan University
- Visiting Associate of Clare Hall, Cambridge, U.K.
(Life Member of the college from 91 on.)
- Associate Professor of Philosophy, Tohoku University.
- 1996/Apr.- 2007/Mar.
- Professor of Philosophy, Tohoku University.
- Professor, Uehiro Chair for Death and Life Studies, The Center for Evolving Humanities,
- Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo.
- Time and Eternity: Ockham's Logical Point of View,
in: Franciscan Studies, Vol.50 (1990): 283-307.
From Vocalism to Nominalism: Progression in Abaelard's Theory of Signification,
DIDASCALIA, 1 (1995):15-46.
- Alcuin's Theory of Signification and System of Philosophy ,
DIDASCALIA, 2 (1996): 1-18.
- Words and Concepts in Anselm and Abelard, J.Biard, ed., Langage, sciences, philosophie au XIIe siècle, Paris:Vrin, 177-197, 1999,11
- The place of intellectus in the theory of signification by Abelard and ars meliduna,
Intellect et imagination dans la Philosophie Médiévale: Actes du XIIe Congrès International de
Philosophie Médiévale de la Société Internationale pour l’Étude de la Philosophie Médiévale( S.I.E.P.M.), Porto, du 26 au 31 août 2002, Brepols,
- Word and Esse in Anselm and Abelard,
G.E.M.Gasper & H.Kohlenberger, eds., Anselm and Abelard: Investigations and Juxtapositions, Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 179-195, 2006.
- Ethical Principles in Palliative Medicine,
Hawaii Conference: Cancer Care in the 1990’s / Supportive Care Issues (Proceedings), 333-339, 1993. [WWW Version]
- Ethics in Palliative Medicine (Session Summary), K.Eguchi, et al., eds., Current Perspectives and Future Directions in PALLIATIVE MEDICINE, 129-130, 1998.[WWW Version]
- Principles in Clinical Ethics: With special reference to Palliative Medicine, Noe, K ed., Possibility of Clinical Philosophy, International Institute for Advanced Studie, 2003.
- The Decision-Making Process in Medicine: Teatment Choices That Affect Life and Death,
Philosophy of Uncertainty and Medical Decisions: Proceedings of the COE Conference 'Consent and Decision Concerning Life and Death' (Bulletin of Death and Life Studies Vol.2), 21st Century COE Program DALS, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo, 119-123, 2006.
- Non-consequentialist Theory of Proportionality: with reference to the Ethical Controversy over Sedation in Terminal Stage, Journal of Philosophy and Ethics in Health Care and Medicine, 2 (2007): 4-25.
- Logico-linguistic Philosophy of Ockham, Keiso-Shobo, Tokyo, 1990.
- Can Gohum Doubt Everything? Usage of Doubts, Fukuinkan, Tokyo, First Published in 1993 as a volume of ``A Lot of Wonder'' (monthly magazine for children), Published again in 1998 as a book.
- Philosophy Facing Medical Activities, Keiso-Shobo, Tokyo, 1997.
- Philosophy Facing Medical Activities II: We Human Beings Sharing Language, Keiso-Shobo, Tokyo, 2000.
- Logico-linguistic Philosophy of St.Paul, Iwanami-Shoten, Tokyo, 2001.
- Shimizu T et al., The World of Zero-bit , Iwanami-Shoten, Tokyo, 1991.(author: Sign and its transcendence, 1-71.)
- Shimizu T, ed., Logos: its death and revival, Iwanami-Shoten, Tokyo. (author: Itinerancy of Logos, 1-71.)
- Shimizu T and Isaka S, Ethics of Biological and Biographical Life, Hoso-daigaku-shinkokai, 2005.
Sorry! The list is now in preparation,
which contains more than 120 papers on:
- medieval philosophy,
- origin of christian thought,
- philosophy of language (based on the theory of language games), and
- medical philosophy / clinical ethics,
some of which will be presented with English abstracts.
If you can read Japanese, please go to
The whole list of publications (in Japanese)!