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Yuko Kamishima (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)

Yuko Kamishima is Professor of Philosophy at Ritsumeikan University in Japan. She received an undergraduate degree in Law and graduate degrees in Advanced Social and International Studies from University of Tokyo. Her doctoral thesis was a critical study of John Rawls’s theory of justice from the viewpoint of the capability approach and cosmopolitanism, which was published as Post-Rawlsian Theories of Justice: Pogge, Sen, and Nussbaum, Mineruba-Shobo, 2015 (in Japanese). She also published Martha Nussbaum: Philosophy for Human Development, Chuo-Koron-Shinsha, 2013 (in Japanese) and Justice: 6 Standpoints in the Contemporary Political Philosophy, Chuo-Koron-Shinsha, 2018 (in Japanese). Her published work in English includes "Needs, Capabilities, and Global Justice: On Miller's National Responsibility and Global Justice" in Tetsu Sakurai & Makoto Usami (eds.), Human Rights and Global Justice: The 10th Kobe Lectures, July 2011, Franz Steiner Verlag, 2014; “Can Merging a Capability Approach with Effectual Processes Help Us Define a Permissible Action Range for AI Robotics Entrepreneurship?” (co-authored with Bart Gremmen and Hikari Akizawa), Philosophy of Management 17 (2018): 97–113; “Political Justice and the Capability for Responsibility,” Critical Horizons 20, no. 2 (2019): 145-160. She has also translated the following texts into Japanese: John Rawls, A Theory of Justice, revised edition, Harvard University Press, 1999 (with Takashi Kawamoto and Satoshi Fukuma); John Rawls, Political Liberalism, expanded edition, Columbia University Press, 2005 (with Satoshi Fukuma); Onora O’Neill, Bounds of Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2000); Martha Nussbaum, Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership (Harvard University Press, 2006); Lawrence Hamilton, Amartya Sen (Polity Press, 2019). She is currently working on epistemic injustice, feminist interpretation of property-owning democracy, and animal ethics.