Cheyne，Peter（チェイニ ピーター） Cheyne, Peter
法文学部 言語文化学科 准教授
philosophy in literature, romanticism, metaphysics, history of ideas, philosophy, S. T. Coleridge
1. S. T. Coleridge and Contemplation
2. Aesthetics of Perfection and Imperfection
3. Coleridge's Living Ideas: Ideas, Life, Matter
1. Hitherto the philosophical works of S. T. Coleridge have been understood primarily in terms of his early and middle-period concepts, such as fancy, imagination, and the symbol. My research draws from this work, but, moreover, emphasizes his recently-edited later-period work. The understanding I have recently formed of Coleridge's philosophy centres around the more metaphysical terms of reason, idea, noesis and contemplation. I have recently disseminated my work in articles in international, peer-reviewed journals; two conferences that I organized (at Kyoto Notre Dame University, and at Cambridge University, UK); in a book I published with Oxford University Press (Coleridge and Contemplation, 2017); and I am currently in the process of bringing my monograph on the subject to publication, with a book titled Coleridge's Contemplative Philosophy. 2. The Aesthetics of Perfection and Imperfection is a multi-year, international, interdisciplinary project involving a conference at the University of Tokyo (April 2017), an international symposium at Kansai University (October 2018), journal articles, and a book collecting original essays on the field to be published by a leading academic press (estimated 2020). Imperfectionism, the leading concept of this research initiative, is defined as the disciplined refusal by an artist to return to make a correction. Several benefits to the understanding of imperfectionism are being examined, including (1) aesthetic openness: keeping the process and the work open to unplanned events, such as organic and natural influences; (2) cultural openness: imperfectionism embraces heterogeneity (uniformity) of content and style, and opposes homogeneity; (3) a philosophical understanding of the social and cultural value of important art forms such as improvised jazz, collaborative composition, and time-bound art forms such as Japanese sumi-e painting. 3. This multi-year project will produce journal articles, an international symposium, and a multi-author book published by a major academic press. Peter Cheyne is the Principal Investigator, and the project has eighteen contributing academics specialized in German idealism, Coleridge studies, the history of idealism, and the history of the life sciences. The project will assess Coleridge's interdisciplinary contributions to the life sciences, the ontology of powers and natural forces, and the idealism–materialism debate. It will also argue for the continuing relevance in the twenty-first century of Coleridge's view of a science of material dynamics subsumed within a more fundamental ontology of laws, ideas, and universal reason.
研究分野:哲学・倫理学,ヨーロッパ語系文学,美学・美術史 (国際共同研究) 2014年 ～ 2017年
Academic positions (tenured, full-time, and adjunct) at University of Kent (UK); Fukuoka University; Kyushu University; Miyazaki International College; Doshisha University, and Kyoto Notre Dame Unversity.
University of Durham 博士 (哲学研究科 Philosophy) 2014年 (修了)
University of Kent (UK) 修士 (哲学研究科 Philosophy, MPhil. This MPhil is a 3-year advanced research degree higher and is higher than an MA.) 2001年 (修了)
BA (hons) (論文) University of Kent (UK) 哲学・倫理学