The Japan Society for Process Studies has been established for the purpose of promoting the interdisciplinary researches in the various academic fields through the studies of Whitehead's philosophy, and of contributing to the development of these academic fields through academic exchanges between and among researchers.
A. N. Whitehead is a representative of the philosopher in the field of contemporary philosophies in the breadth and depth of his philosophical studies.
A school of thought that is founded on the Whitehead's philosophy and seeks to apply and develop it to standard philosophical problems, which is known as process philosophy, has emerged in America (Center for Process Studies, Claremont, California, USA) and is spreading all over the world.
It is our common purpose of the establishment of the Society that first of all, we make steady progress in the researches based on the breadth and depth of his philosophical studies, explore philosophy in its broadest sense to be required today and develop it, and that in order to achieve this, we contribute to the academic exchanges among many researchers, and thereby to the advance in these interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary researches.
We will achieve the development of the studies of process philosophy which originates in the Whitehead's philosophy by going deeply into not only philosophy and its related field, but also a wide spectrum of disciplines including sciences such as mathematics, physics and biology, social science and human science, and by sharing broadly the goal of the studies of process philosophy in these various academic fields.
Needless to say, international exchanges between and among researchers are necessary for this end.
It is one of the biggest projects of the Society to take part in and promote international activities and exchanges in relation to the studies of process philosophy.
Although the Whitehead's philosophy is that which has been produced based on the profound tradition of Western Philosophy, it is never the final state of philosophy. It is Whitehead who has criticized such dogmatism of the finality more severely than anyone else. It should be noted that there is the great significance of the establishment of the Society in that we dare proceed to "Adventures of Ideas" through listening modestly to him or even towards surpassing him.
To accomplish these purposes, the Society shall determine Regulations of the Society, be looking for new members widely, and conduct the activities to promote what the Regulations tell.
The Japan Society for Process Studies has been established for the above purpose.
The Japan Society for Process Studies
Call for Papers
I. In order to enlighten each other and to cultivate the mutual friendship and contact through the presentations of the researches on Whitehead's philosophy and process thought, an academic journal of the Society shall be published every other year as a rule.
II. The name of the biennial journal shall be 'Process Thought', whose contents are reports, materials, translations of foreign works, information, book reviews, records of discussion sections, etc.
III. The members shall receive the journal 'Process Thought'.
IV. Members who have failed to pay their membership dues for a year or more may be temporarily made to stop receiving the journal 'Process Thought'.V. Members of Editorial Board shall be appointed by the President after the deliberations of the Board of Directors. Editor-in-Chief shall be elected from among the members of the committee, and be responsible for convening and organizing an Editorial Board to manage 'Process Thought'.
VI. Also, the Editorial Board shall be allowed to appoint the reviewers. For the editing of the journal, the Office of the Society shall be responsible.
VII. Certain of the articles submitted to the conference or contributed by the members, after the review, will be accepted for publication.
Members of Editorial Board
Advisory Board for Contributors in English
Adviser Seisaku Yamamoto Adviser Ryusei Takeda Adviser Haruo Murata Adviser Hiroshi Endo President/Director Yutaka Tanaka Vice-President/Director Yoshihiro Arakawa Office/Director Nobuto Saito Editor-in-Chief of 'Process Thought'/Director Ichiro Hirata Director Yasuto Murata Director Yujin Itabashi Director Shigeyuki Itow Director Tsugiko Sakai Director Shigeru Taguchi Director Teruso Taniguchi Director Noboru Nakamura Director Yuki Noritate Director Eiko Hanaoka Director Hitoshi Hongo Director Koji Yoshida *Director Masato Ishida *Director Yosuke Sato *Director Tsuyoshi Teramoto *Director Yoshihiro Hayashi *Director Naomiki Morinaga Auditor Ken Shiotani Auditor Tsukasa Fujinuma Secretaries Naoki Arimura Secretaries Motoaki Iimori Secretaries Ryo Ohmaya Secretaries Shin Sakuragi