The Centre for the History of European Discourses was incorporated in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in August 2015.

The information in this website is therefore out of date but retained for archival and staff purposes.

Dr Takashi Shogimen
LL.B. (Keio), PhD (Sheffield)

Research interests:

Takashi Shogimen is Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. He has published several articles on the political thought of medieval Europe. His research has focused on the political thought of William of Ockham (c.1285-1347), a Franciscan theologian and philosopher, which will bear fruit in his forthcoming book Ockham and Political Discourse in the Late Middle Ages (Cambridge University Press).

His current research revolves around 'Scholastic Republicanism', a medieval tradition of republican discourses that permeates theological, canonist and philosophical writings on politics and ecclesiology. He is also exploring a cross-cultural approach to the history of political thought, which identifies the differences in political vocabularies, discourses, and doctrines between differing cultural, ethnic, or regional units. He is writing a book on a comparative study of political thought in medieval and Renaissance Europe and Tokugawa Japan.

email: takashi.shogimen@stonebow.otago.ac.nz
Books

Ockham and Political Discourse in the Late Middle Ages (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
Political Diagnostics: An Introduction (in Japanese), (Tokyo: Kodansha Publishers, 2006)
Against the Tyrant: An Intellectual History (in Japanese), (Tokyo: Heibonsha Publishers, 2002)

Refereed Journal Articles

‘Treating the Body Politic: Medical Metaphor of Political Rule in Late Medieval Europe and Tokugawa Japan’, The Review of Politics 70 (2008), pp. 77-104
‘”Head or Heart?” Revisited: Physiology and Political Thought in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries,’ History of Political Thought, 28 (2007) pp. 208-229.
‘Defending Christian Fellowship: William of Ockham and the Crisis of the Medieval Church’, History of Political Thought 26 (2005), pp. 607-624.
‘William of Ockham on Christian Fellowship’ (in Japanese), Hôgaku Kenkyu 76 (2003), pp. 321-341.
‘Marsilius of Padua and Ogyu Sorai: Community and Language in the Political Discourse in Medieval Europe and Tokugawa Japan’, The Review of Politics 64:3 (2002) pp. 497-523.
‘Yanaihara Tadao and the Ideal of Japan as the Pacifist State’ (in Japanese), Shisô 938 (2002), pp.27-46.

Book Chapters

‘Wyclif’s Ecclesiology and Politics’, A Companion to John Wyclif, ed. Ian Christopher Levy (Leiden, E. J. Brill, 2006), pp. 199-240.
‘Chapter 4 William of Ockham and Conceptions of Heresy, c.1250-c.1350’, in Ian Hunter, John Christian Laursen and Cary Nederman (eds), Heresy in Transition: Transforming Ideas of Heresy in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005), pp. 59-70.
‘Leadership and the Public Sphere in the History of Political Thought’ (in Japanese), Public Philosophy vol. 14, eds. Kim Tae-Chang and Yoshiaki Kobayashi (Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 2004), pp. 1-34.
‘Chapter 15: Academic Controversies’, The Medieval Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Medieval Period, ed. G.R. Evans (Oxford: Blackwell, 2001), pp.233-249
(Japanese translation) D.E. Luscombe, ‘Chapter 5: The Arts of Language and the Bible in the Work of Abelard’, in idem, The Twelfth- Century Renaissance: Monks, Scholars, and the Shaping of the European Mind, eds. K. Yoshitake and H. Tsurushima (Tokyo: Keio University Press, 2000), pp.119-151.

Articles in Reference Works

‘Liberty’, New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. Maryanne Cline Horowitz (Detroit: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2005)
‘Constitutionalism’, New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. Maryanne Cline Horowitz (Detroit: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2005)
‘Heresy and Apostasy’, New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. Maryanne Cline Horowitz (Detroit: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2005)
 

 

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