Hisashi Nakao

CV / Profile

Interested in: Human (cultural) evolution, STS
*Now he is an associate professor at Department of Anthropology and Philosophy and Anthropological Institute, Nanzan University.

少し詳しい履歴(日本語)Full CV in English (PDF)

Selected Publications

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Apr. 2016.


  • Nakao, H., Nakagawa, T., Tamura, K., Yamaguchi, Y., Matsumoto, N., and Matsugi, T. in preparation. Violence and climate change in the Jomon period. The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Environmental Change.
  • Nakao, H. 2018. A quantitative history of Japanese archaeology and natural science Japanese Journal of Archaeology, 6(1): 1-20.
  • Nakagawa, T., Nakao, H., Tamura, K., Arimatsu, Y., Matsumoto, N., and Matsugi, T. 2017. Violence and warfare in the prehistoric Japan. Letters on Evolutionary and Behavioral Science, 8(1), 8-11. (doi: 10.5178/lebs.2017.55)
  • Nakao, H., Tamura, K., Arimatsu, Y., Nakagawa, T., Matsumoto, N., and Matsugi, T. 2016. Violence in the prehistoric period of Japan: the spatiotemporal pattern of skeletal evidence for violence in the Jomon period. Biology Letters, 12: 20160028.(doi: 10.1098/ rsbl.2016.0028)
    →Media: Nature Research Highlights / The Washington Post / Discover / Release by Okayama University (in Japanese) / 朝日新聞 (in Japanese) / 中国新聞(in Japanese)
  • Sugawara, Y. and Nakao, H. 2015. What's new with the mechanistic philosophy? Comments on In Search of mechanisms: Discoveries across life sciences. Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine, 21: 233-240.
  • Yoshida, Y. and Nakao, H. 2015. Evo-devo as a motley aggregation: Methodological and theoretical diversity in the 1980s. Biological Theory, 10: 156-166.(doi: 10.1007/s13752-014-0197-4)
  • Nakao, H. and Andrews, K. 2014. Ready to learn or ready to teach: A critique to the natural pedagogy theory. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 5(4): 465-483. (doi: 10.1007/s13164-014-0187-2) (penultimate draft)
  • Nakao, H. 2013. Why the attribution of propositional beliefs and desires evolve? In Proceedings of the CAPE International Workshops, 2012 (CAPE Studies in Applied Philosophy & Ethics Series Vol.1), pp. 163-171.
  • Nakao, H. and Machery, E. 2012. The evolution of punishment. Biology and Philosophy, 27(6): 833-850 (doi: 10.1007/s10539-012-9341-3) (penultimate draft).
  • Nakao, H. and Itakura, S. 2009. An integrated view of empathy: Psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 43 (1): 42-52.


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