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SAKURAI Tetsu
Graduate School of Intercultural Studies / Department of Culture and Globalization
Professor
Law / Political Sciences
Last Updated :2024/02/02

Researcher Profile and Settings

Affiliation

  • <Faculty / Graduate School / Others>

    Graduate School of Intercultural Studies / Department of Culture and Globalization
  • <Related Faculty / Graduate School / Others>

    Faculty of Global Human Sciences / Department of Global Cultures, Faculty of Intercultural Studies / Department of Intercultural Studies

Teaching

Research Activities

Research Interests

  • Liberal Eugenics
  • Global Justice
  • Legal Philosophy

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Legal theory and history

Committee Memberships

  • 2011 - 2019, Internationale Vereinigung für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie (IVR), A Member of the Executive Committe
  • 日本法哲学会, 理事

Published Papers

MISC

  • Book Review: Niall Shanks, God, The Devil, and Darwin.

    SAKURAI, Tetsu

    Mar. 2005, 日本イギリス哲学会(編)『イギリス哲学研究』, 28, 110-12, Japanese

    Introduction scientific journal

  • Book Review: Quentin Skinner, Liberty before Liberalism, translated by Jun-ichi Umezu.

    SAKURAI, Tetsu

    Mar. 2003, 日本イギリス哲学会(編)『イギリス哲学研究』, 26, 100-102, Japanese

    Introduction scientific journal

  • 環境思想についての覚書

    SAKURAI, Tetsu

    有斐閣, Oct. 1997, 日本法哲学会(編)『環境問題の法哲学 法哲学年報 1995』,有斐閣。, , 95-99 (1995), 95 - 99, Japanese

    Others

Books etc

  • Can Human Rights and National Sovereignty Coexist?

    Tetsu Sakurai, Mauro Zamboni

    1-13, 244-268, Routledge, 17 Feb. 2023, ISBN: 9780367609658

  • Bridge Book: Philosophy of Law, Second Edition

    TSUNODA, Takeshi, HASEGAWA, Ko, MOURI, Yasutoshi, MORIMURA, Susumu, ISHIYAMA, Fumihiko, SAKURAI, Tetsu, SUMIYOSHI, Masami, HAMA, Shinichiro

    Joint work, 信山社, Feb. 2014, Japanese, This book introduces undergraduate beginners to the basic points of legal philosophy., ISBN: 9784797223491

    Textbook

  • Human Rights and Global Justice (Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie Beiheft 139)

    SAKURAI TETSU

    Joint editor, Franz Steiner Verlag, Jan. 2014, English, Global justice has been one of the hottest issues among legal and political philosophers in the past several decades. David Miller, Professor of Political Theory at Oxford University, is without doubt one of the theorists who have been taking the lead in the debate on global justice. In the summer of 2011 he was invited to give the tenth Kobe Lecture, which was first establis, ISBN: 9783515104890

    Scholarly book

  • Sources of the self : the making of the modern identity

    櫻井 徹, 下川 潔, 田中 智彦

    Joint translation, University of Nagoya Press, Sep. 2010, Japanese

    Scholarly book

  • Legal Philosophy and Ideas For Beginners

    櫻井 徹, 竹下 賢, 角田 猛之, 市原 靖久

    Joint editor, Minerva Publishing, Apr. 2010, Japanese

    Textbook

  • Lectures on Contemporary Legal Philosophy

    櫻井 徹, 井上 達夫, 石山 文彦, 高橋 文彦, 横濱 竜也

    Joint work, Shinzansha Publishing, Apr. 2009, Japanese

    Textbook

  • Jurists in Modern Europe

    櫻井 徹, 勝田 有恒, 山内 進, 村上 裕, 森 征一

    Joint work, Minerva Publishing, Feb. 2008, Japanese

    Textbook

  • Dictionary of British Philosophy and Thought

    IWAI, Jun, OOKUBO, Masatake, KUME, Akira, SAKAMOTO, Tatsuya, SAKURAI, Tetsu, SHINOHARA, Hisashi, TADAKOSHI, Chikakazu, TANAKA, Hideo, TSUGE, Hisanori, TERANAKA, Heiji

    Joint work, 研究社, Nov. 2007, Japanese

    Others

  • Liberal Eugenics and Justice

    SAKURAI, Tetsu

    Single work, Nakanishiya Publishing, Jan. 2007, Japanese

    Scholarly book

  • The Fundamental Problems of British Philosophy

    OHKUBO, Masatake, ADACHI, Mami, TERANAKA, Heiji, NAKASAI, Toshiro, TADAKOSHI, Chikakazu, TSUGE, Hisanori, KUBOTA, Kenji, SAKURAI, Tetsu, YONEZAWA, Katsuo

    Joint work, 研究社, Apr. 2005, Japanese

    Scholarly book

  • Bridge Book: Philosophy of Law

    TSUNODA, Takeshi, HASEGAWA, Ko, MOURI, Yasutoshi, MORIMURA, Susumu, ISHIYAMA, Fumihiko, SAKURAI, Tetsu

    Joint work, 信山社, Sep. 2004, Japanese

    Textbook

  • Topics of Legal Ideas: History as a Compass

    SUMIYOSHI, Masami, NISHINO, Mototsugu, MORIMURA, Susumu, SAKURAI, Tetsu, HIRANO, Toshihiko, TSUNODA, Takeshi, TAKESHITA, Ken

    Joint work, 法律文化社, Apr. 2000, Japanese

    Textbook

  • 多文化時代の市民権――マイノリティの権利と自由主義

    TSUNODA, Takeshi, SAKURAI, Tetsu, INADA, Yasuaki, FURUKAWA, Saiji, ISHIYAMA, Fumihiko, YAMAZAKI, Yasuji

    Joint editor, 晃洋書房, Dec. 1998, Japanese

    Scholarly book

Presentations

  • Can Reflective Inclusiveness Mitigate the Cultural Confrontation Caused by International Migration?

    Tetsu Sakurai

    The 30th World Congress of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, 08 Jul. 2022, English

    [Invited]

    Invited oral presentation

  • The Rousseauan Agreement as a Requirement for Democracy

    Tetsu Sakurai

    The 30th World Congress of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, 05 Jul. 2022, English

    [Invited]

    Invited oral presentation

  • Unanimous Convention as a Requirement for Legitimate Democracy

    SAKURAI TETSU

    Normativity and Institution, Jun. 2014, English, International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany, While the political basis of major industrialized nations has been relatively stable over a long period of time, there are many areas in the world where sub-national identities arouse loyalties that override loyalty to the nation as a whole and therefore democratic government is still threatened by political violence and conflicts. Particularly in relatively poor African count, International conference

    [Invited]

    Invited oral presentation

  • Can We Justify a Human Right to Democracy?

    SAKURAI TETSU

    Human Rights and the Problem of Legal Injustice, Jun. 2012, English, International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, The 5th Federal Regional Court, Recife, Brazil, In this article, I examine the view that there is a human right to democracy, and consider why we should regard this issue as decisive in solving the problems of foreign interference in the protection of human rights. I also note that there has been almost no discussion about the holder of the human right to democracy, that is, who is to hold this right. After comparing John Ra, International conference

    [Invited]

    Invited oral presentation

  • Should Society Guarantee Individuals a Right to Keep ‘Normal Functioning’?

    櫻井 徹

    25nd IVR World Congress, Aug. 2011, English, Internationale Vereinigung für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie (IVR), Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany, International conference

    Oral presentation

  • Human Rights and International Society

    櫻井 徹

    The 10th Kobe Lecture, Jul. 2011, English, IVR Japan National Section, Japan Association of Legal Philosophy, Divinity Hall, Imadegawa Campus, Doshisha University, International conference

    Public symposium

  • Can David Miller Sidestep 'Benevolent Imperialism'?

    櫻井 徹

    Society for Jurisprudence, May 2011, May 2011, Japanese, Koenkan, Doshisha University, Domestic conference

    [Invited]

    Invited oral presentation

  • Does Liberal Eugenics Postulate Darwinian View of Life?

    SAKURAI, Tetsu

    第10回法文化学会研究大会, Nov. 2007, Japanese, 法文化学会, 横浜, 日本, Domestic conference

    [Invited]

    Invited oral presentation

  • Darwinism and Liberal Eugenics

    SAKURAI, Tetsu

    日本イギリス哲学会関西部会第32回研究例会, Jul. 2005, Japanese, 日本イギリス哲学会関西部会, 京都, 日本, Domestic conference

    Oral presentation

  • Is Liberal Eugenics Refutable in the Globalized World?: Liberty, Evolution, and Justice

    SAKURAI, Tetsu

    The 23rd World Congress of the International Association for Legal and Social Philosophy (IVR), May 2005, English, Internationale Vereinigung für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie (IVR), グラナダ, スペイン, International conference

    Oral presentation

  • The Contemporary Significance of Darwinism

    SAKURAI, Tetsu

    第28回日本イギリス哲学会研究大会, Mar. 2004, Japanese, 日本イギリス哲学会, 秋田, 日本, Domestic conference

    Oral presentation

  • The Impact of a Japanese Theory of Evolution on Legal Philosophy: Darwin versus Kinji Imanishi

    SAKURAI, Tetsu

    22nd World Congress of the International Association for Legal and Social Philosophy (IVR), Aug. 2003, English, The International Association for Legal and Social Philosophy (IVR), ルンド, スウェーデン, International conference

    Oral presentation

  • なぜ人を殺してはいけないのか――シンガーとヒュームを手がかりに――

    SAKURAI, Tetsu

    日本イギリス哲学会関西部会第26回研究例会, Dec. 2001, Japanese, 日本イギリス哲学会関西部会, 京都, 日本, Domestic conference

    Oral presentation

  • なぜ人を殺してはいけないのか――生命権と功利主義

    SAKURAI, Tetsu

    法理学研究会2001年11月例会, Nov. 2001, Japanese, 法理学研究会, 京都, 日本, Domestic conference

    Oral presentation

  • 現代リベラルデモクラシーの行方と環境倫理

    SAKURAI, Tetsu

    1998年度日本法哲学会学術大会, Nov. 1998, Japanese, 日本法哲学会, 東京, 日本, Domestic conference

    Public symposium

  • 経験主義的知識論と社会哲学の相関性――モンテーニュとヒュームを手がかりに

    SAKURAI, Tetsu

    日本イギリス哲学会第22回研究大会, Mar. 1998, Japanese, 日本イギリス哲学会, 熊本, 日本, Domestic conference

    Public symposium

  • The Correlation between Empiricism and the Social Theory in Humean Philosophy

    SAKURAI, Tetsu

    24th Hume Society Conference, Aug. 1997, English, Hume Society, Monterey, アメリカ, International conference

    Oral presentation

  • Utilitarianism and the Natural Law Tradition: Cumberland on Utility

    SAKURAI, Tetsu

    Fifth Conference of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies (第5回国際功利主義学会会議), Mar. 1997, English, International Society for Utilitarian Studies(国際功利主義学会), New Orleans, アメリカ, International conference

    Oral presentation

Association Memberships

  • 法哲学・社会哲学国際学会連合

  • 日本イギリス哲学会

  • 日本法哲学会

Research Projects

  • Cooperation of Humanities and Sciences to Establish an Empirical Research Project for Implementing and Examining "Global Welfare"

    桜井 徹, 梅屋 潔, 齋藤 剛, 辛島 理人, 小川 啓一, 杉下 智彦, 勝二 郁夫, 中澤 港, 青山 薫, 大月 一弘, クラクストン ジェームズ

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Kobe University, 01 Apr. 2019 - 31 Mar. 2023

    本研究は、以下の3つの切り口から文理協働による共同研究の遂行を目的としている。第一に、移民・難民の起源地における住民の基本的な生活条件を直視することを通して、大規模な移民現象のプッシュ要因を文理両面から総合的に再検討する。第二に、多領域横断的な研究体制を構築し、必然的に文理融合的な様相を呈する移民・難民の起源地の生活条件の問題に、学際的なチームが協力して打開策を検討する。第三に、開発援助が実施されている地域に実際に生きる人々/それらの地域を故郷とする人々が、様々な援助をどのように受け止め、また将来に向けていかに活かせるのかを分析する。 残念ながらコロナ禍の影響によって、イスラム圏から来た在日外国人の聞き取り調査など国内での調査研究は実施することができたものの、ホンジュラス、南アフリカ、モロッコ、ケニア、イラン、キルギスタン、インドネシア、フィリピン等の国々を対象に、医学、社会学、法学、人類学、教育学、政治経済学等の多様な角度から現地調査を遂行し、どのような開発援助の問題点が現地で明らかとなっているのかを分析するという目的は果たせなかった。 しかしながら、この間、インドネシアのアイルランガ大学や南アフリカのケープタウン大学をはじめとする海外の研究者や世界銀行、ユネスコ、ユニセフとは、海外共同調査やワークショップ開催に向けて定期的にコンタクトを取り続け、海外調査や研究集会を再開するための準備を着々と進めることができた。

  • Study on the Normative Justifiability and Theoretical Implications of a Human Right to Democracy as a Collective Right

    Sakurai Tetsu

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Kobe University, 01 Apr. 2014 - 31 Mar. 2020

    Legal and political “boundaries” between political communities remain critically important in the implementation of our basic rights, despite the rapid progress of globalization. I made this point clear by introducing the idea of legal space, which is still indispensable for the implementation and protection of our rights to liberty and equality through due procedures. I also emphasized the significance of paying attention not only to how the basic values, such as freedom, equality, and justice, should be actualized within specific legal spaces, but also to how boundaries between political communities work to promote or even thwart the basic values embraced by democratic societies. Then, I highlighted the importance of the borders of law, which have garnered less attention so far, but which can be crucial for our project of advancing liberty and equality beyond national boundaries.

  • 桜井 徹

    科学研究費補助金/基盤研究(C), 2009

    Competitive research funding

  • 櫻井 徹

    科学研究費補助金/基盤研究(C), 2005, Principal investigator

    Competitive research funding

  • 近代法思想の形成過程における環境観の変動の意義に関する研究

    桜井 徹

    日本学術振興会, 科学研究費助成事業 奨励研究(A), 奨励研究(A), 神戸大学, 1998 - 1999

    平成10年度は、ルネッサンス期から近現代にかけての環境観をめぐるさまざまな資料を調査・収集するとともに、マーチャント、ミース、イリイチらを初めとするエコ・フェミニズムの基本的な文献を読解することによって、近代初期の〈環境への態度〉の変化が、人間観や世界観の根本的変動と連動して起こっていることを明らかにしようと努めた。 平成11年度はこの作業をさらに推し進めた。第一に、17世紀イギリスにおける自然哲学の進歩に多大な寄与を果たしたベーコンの原典および二次文献の分析を行い、このエポック・メイキングな人物が、いかにして環境観の変動を推進したかを追究した。その結果、すくなくとも、彼がルネッサンス以降盛んになった〈女性としての自然〉というイメージを巧みに利用しつつ、科学技術による〈自然の支配〉を唱道して、人類の物質的福利の向上をめざそうとしていたことが明らかにされた。 第二に、原子論的・機械論的自然哲学がまさに形成されつつあった17世紀中葉のイギリスにおいて、プロテスタンティズムという背景を共有するヴァーチュオーシ(科学的探求に深く係わった人々)によって、どのような自然論・環境論が展開されていたかを探求した。研究の結果、たとえばJ・グランヴィルは、ベーコンを忠実に踏襲して、自然科学の目的は自然を支配することによって人間生活を改善することだと考えていたこと、また王立協会の中心的メンバーだったボイルは、物質を〈生命なき〉諸粒子へと還元する一方、自然を人間にとって便利な生活品を供給する〈倉庫〉に格下げすることにより、環境へのはっきりした人間中心主義的・権力的態度を示していたことが、明らかになった。

  • Studies on the Genesis and Development of the Legal and Scientific Concepts of Law of Nature and Their Philosophical Significances

    YOKOYAMA Masahiko, MIZUTANI Masahiko, YAMAZAKI Yasuji, MIURA Nobuo, MUNAKATA Satoshi, KATAYANAGI Eiichi

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), KOBE UNIVERSITY, 1994 - 1996

    By prosecuting this research project from 1994 to 1996, we, the participants in it, obtained the following main results, Prof. Katayanagi made it clear from the viewpoint of Scriptual hermeneutics that the religio-legal thought of the Old Scriptures war closely interrelated with many national severe experiences of the Israelites of antiquity Prof. Yokoyama found through the analysis of documentary evidence that the historical development of Platonism from the end of the classical antiquity to the school of Chartres of the twelfth century playd an important role in establishing the scientific concept of law of nature. Prof. Sakurai showed by a betailed study of the chief book of R.Cumberland entitled De Legibus Naturae Disquisitio Philosophica (1672) that his thought on the laws of nature reflected remarkably the social interests of the English Establishment of his age. Prof. Munakata made a general survey of various thoughts on the laws of nature from Descartes of the first half of the seventeenth century to Rousseau of the middle of the eighteenth century and explained their intricate mutual relations from the point of history of philosophy. Prof. Miura made a pioneering study of the historical development of the religious attitudes in the Islamic World toward the scientific laws of nature and showed that modern Islamic responses to Western modrn science was connected with traditional Islamic attitudes. Prof. Yamazaki made it clear through a detailed analysis of contemporary legal controversies on abortion and Euthanasia that some thoughts based on natural laws are hidden in various life-ethical attitudes. Prof. Mizutani paid his attention to contemporary computer-ethical problems resulting from the extremely rapid popularization of personal computers and showed through an analysis of some criminal suits that many confusions are brought about by the traditonal legal responses based on the analogy with legally established old cases.

  • 所有観念の思想史的系譜と理論的機能の研究

    桜井 徹

    日本学術振興会, 科学研究費助成事業 奨励研究(特別研究員), 奨励研究(特別研究員), 一橋大学, 1990 - 1990