The author's work related to this piece: Kaibutsuteki Shiko, Kindai Shiso no Tenpukusha Diderot (Diderot, the One who Developped Monsterous Thinking by which Modern Thinking was Overturned)
The author's doctoral dissertation that became a starting point for his cross-sectional research of philosophy, science, and literature: Diderot Genkai no Shiko (Diderot and the Limits of Thinking)
Takumi Taguchi was born in Yokohama in 1973. He grew up in Lisbon, Portugal until the age of six. He graduated from the Faculty of Letters, University of Tokyo in 1996.
He completed his doctoral course at the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology / Faculty of Letters, University of Tokyo in 2005. He is a Doctor of Literature (University of Tokyo).
He was a full-time lecturer and an associate professor at Utsunomiya University before assuming his current post in 2019.
The focus of his research is on the theoretical and historical analysis of the philosophy, literature and science of 18th-century European thinkers. He is currently studying how geological time, which goes far beyond the timescale of humans, impacts human existence on this planet.
Major publications include Diderot Genkai no Shiko: Shosetsu ni Kansuru Shiron (Diderot and the Limits of Thinking: Essay on Literature) (Kazuma Shobo, 2009), Kaibutsuteki Shiko, Kindai Shiso no Tenpukusha Diderot (Diderot, the One who Developped Monsterous Thinking by which Modern Thinking was Overturned) (Kodansha, 2016), and Datsugenpatsu no Tetsugaku (The Philosophy of Abandoning Nuclear Power) (coauthored, Jimbun Shoin, 2016).