Bridging Religious and Cultural Divides

keisuke noda 2 profileProfessor of Philosophy
Director of Institutional Research and Assessment

Dr. Keisuke Noda is a philosopher with background in phenomenology and hermeneutics. His research interests lie on the intersection between the abstract/conceptual and the concrete/narratives/imagery. It resulted in two philosophical novels, A History of Philosophy as Narratives (two volumes; 2004; Japanese), and Even Then I Keep Living (2010; Japanese). The latter is a philosophical novel that dealt with the question of suicide and the meaning of life in narrative form.

He is expanding his research to the studies of the meaning of life by applying philosophical hermeneutics to the subject by incorporating resources in psychology and sociology including Viktor Frankl, Csikszentmihalyi (flow theory), and Carl Jung.

Dr. Noda joined the faculty in 1996 and taught courses in philosophy and ethics including “Social Ethics,” “Ethics and Social Justice in the Age of Globalization,” “Postmodernism,” “Theories of Human Nature.”

He was UTS Library Director (2000-14) and Interim Dean of Undergraduate Program (2014-15). He is currently Director of Institutional Research and Assessment (2016~).

  • Ph.D. New School for Social Research
  • M.L.S. Queens College
  • M.A. New School for Social Research
  • B.E. Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Books:

  • Even Then I Keep Living (Soredemo Bokuwa Ikiteyuku), (Tokyo: Art Village, 2010)
  • History of Philosophy as Narrative 2 vols. (Syosetsu Tetsugakushi), (Niigata, Japan: Taiyo Shobo, 2004) (Japanese)

Articles:

THE 5141 Ethics and Social Justice
MIN 5804 B Masters Colloquium

Formerly philosophy area editor for New World Encyclopedia

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