keisuke noda 2 profileProfessor of Philosophy

Academic Dean

Dr. Keisuke Noda is a philosopher with background in phenomenology and hermeneutics. His research interests lie on the intersection between the abstract/conceptual and the concrete/narratives/imagery. It resulted in two philosophical novels, A History of Philosophy as Narratives (two volumes; 2004; Japanese), and Even Then I Keep Living (2010; Japanese). The latter is a philosophical novel that dealt with the question of suicide and the meaning of life in narrative form.

He is expanding his research to the studies of the meaning of life by applying philosophical hermeneutics to the subject by incorporating resources in psychology and sociology including Viktor Frankl, Csikszentmihalyi (flow theory), and others.

Dr. Noda joined the faculty in 1996 and taught courses in philosophy and ethics including "Meaning of Life," "Philosophy of Religion," "Ethics and Social Justice," “Postmodernism,” “Theories of Human Nature.”


  • Ph.D. New School for Social Research
  • M.L.S. Queens College
  • M.A. New School for Social Research
  • B.E. Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Diplomate in Logo-philosophy from Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy



  • Even Then I Keep Living (Soredemo Bokuwa Ikiteyuku), (Tokyo: Art Village, 2010)
  • History of Philosophy as Narrative 2 vols. (Syosetsu Tetsugakushi), (Niigata, Japan: Taiyo Shobo, 2004) (Japanese)



THE 5141 Ethics and Social Justice
MIN 5804 B Masters Colloquium

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Formerly philosophy area editor for New World Encyclopedia