Specially Appointed Assistant Professor (Research) TODA Soichiro

Affiliations :

  • Graduate School Faculty of Arts and Letters
  • Division of Department of Integrated Human Sciences
  • Philosophy and Ethics Course
  • Department of Philosophy

Towards a Social Implementation of Philosophy and Ethics

I received my master's degree in neuroscience only to switch to bioethics during my doctoral course. I am in a perpetual search for ways to utilize this (probably) unlikely career track in my research. This trial-and-error endeavor continues every day.
As a doctoral student specializing in applied philosophy and applied ethics, I delved into the problems of decision-making regarding the treatment of the patients suffering from unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (vegetative state) and its corresponding pathophysiological conditions. My current research interests include bioethics, ethics of technology, and research ethics.

  • Research, History
  • Books, papers, etc.
  • Personal History
    Graduated from the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Tohoku University
    Completed the master’s program at the Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University
    Completed the doctoral program at the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine and Engineering, University of Yamanashi

    Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo
    Assistant Professor, Tohoku University
    Current position
    Doctor of Philosophy (Life Science)
    Applied Philosophy; Applied Ethics
    Research Subject
    Technology assessment and ethical consideration of soil improvement techniques utilized in greenhouse gas reduction activities
    N2O; technology assessment; bioethics; neuroscience
    Japan Association for Bioethics; Japan Association of Legal Philosophy; Japanese Society of Neurology
  • Academic Papers
    ・戸田聡一郎・松田三郎「無反応性覚醒症候群:PVS診断名の変遷が生んだ軋轢とその解放」モラリア (2018)
    ・Soichiro Toda, Keiichiro Yamamoto, Eisuke Nakazawa, Akira Akabayashi. “Bridging Matters of Uncertainty: The Importance of Focusing on “States in Between” for Disorders of Consciousness.” AJOB Neuroscience 9(2) 83 – 84. (2018)

    2014 Sponsor-Selected Excellent Poster Award, the 3rd Joint Conference on Informatics in Biology, Medicine and Pharmacology
    2009 Startup Award, Japan Association of Bioethics