Kohei Saito

Rank Associate Professor
Degree Ph.D. in Philosophy from Humboldt University Berlin
Personal website N/A
Phone +81 6 6605 2275
E-mail saito at econ.osaka-cu.ac.jp (please replace “at” with “@”)


  • 2009 B.A. : Wesleyan University (Government)
  • 2012 M.A. : Free University Berlin (Philosophy)
  • 2015 Ph.D. : Humboldt University Berlin (Philosophy)


  • 2016 : Overseas Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 2017- : Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Osaka City University

Class Taught

Theories of Modern Capitalism

About Me

My research field is Marxian economics. Every day, I think about how Marx’s theory can be meaningfully applied to today’s society.

Message to Students

Train your logical and critical thinking by reading as many books as possible during your four years at university. I will help you!

Research Field

Economic Thought, Contemporary Capitalism

Research Keywords

Ecology, Welfare State, Basic Income, Capital

Affiliated Academic Organizations

Japan Society of Political Economy; Japan Society for the History of Economic Thought; Society for the History of Social Thought; Hegel Society of Japan

Selected Publications:

  1. Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism: Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2017).
  2. “Beyond Recognition in Capitalism: Hegel’s Critique of Fichte’s Category of the ‘Person’ and the Emergence of Antagonistic Totality in the System of Ethical Life,” in Andrew Buchwalter (ed.), Hegel and Capitalism (New York: The State University of New York Press, 2015), pp.35-51.
  3. “Das Fraas-Exzerpt und der neue Horizont der Marx’schen Stoffwechseltheorie,” in: Marx-Engels-Jahrbuch 2014 (Berlin: De Gruyter 2015), pp.117-140.
  4. “Revolution and Democracy: Marxism vs. Post-Marxism”, nyx vol. 5 [written in Japanese].