Yu Izumi 和泉悠

I'm a philosopher working on questions that have to do with human natural language. My research areas include philosophy of language, philosophy of linguistics, epistemology, natural language semantics, and pragmatics.

I teach at the Department of Anthropology and Philosophy at Nanzan University. I'm also affiliated with the Nanzan Center for Linguistics.

I earned PhD in Philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park. Before that I did my undergraduate work at Osaka University, a large public school in the southwest of Japan, where a Merleau-Ponty scholar was its president until recently. My senior thesis advisor was a Fichte/Hegel scholar. I still believe I could toil through Kant's Critiques with a gigantic German dictionary and luxurious time. I also spent three quarters at the University of California, Los Angeles as a visiting student.


Recent Highlights

Definite Descriptions and the Alleged East-West Variation in Judgments about Reference (with Masashi Kasaki, Yan Zhou, Sobei Oda), 2018, Philosophical Studies, vol.175(5), pp.1183-1205, DOI: 10.1007/s11098-017-0902-9.

『名前と対象:固有名と裸名詞の意味論』 2016(勁草書房より発売中 サンプル公開されています)