Professor, Faculty of Letters, Chuo University
Areas of Specialization: Philosophy and History of Ideas
Norio Murai was born in Tokyo in 1962. In 1994, he finished the Doctoral Program in the Graduate School of Philosophy, Sophia University. From 2003, he began teaching as a Full-Time Instructor at Meisei University, after which he was appointed as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor. He assumed his current position in 2017. He holds a PhD in philosophy from Sophia University.
Focusing on modern German philosophers such as Heidegger, Nietzsche, and Humboldt, he examines the contemporary form of transcendental philosophy such as phenomenology and hermeneutics.
He is also interested in the history of philosophy and ideology as represented by Blumenberg, and the growth of the humanities found in Auerbach and Curtius.
His written works include Nietzsche: The Mystery of Zarathustra (Chuko Shinsho, 2008), Deconstruction and Retrogression: The History of Heidegger and Metaphysics (Chisen Shokan, 2014), Possibilities of Humanities: Language, History, and Forms (Chisen Shokan, 2016) and more.