Klaus Ladstaetter (June 8, 2019)

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Philosophy Dept
CDC Building 4, Room 414

Dept Phone: +1.702.895.3433
mobile: + 1.785.969.4393
e-mail: klaus_ladstaetter@fastmail.fm or klaus.ladstaetter@unlv.edu
web: www.kl-web.info


Education

  • Ph. D., Philosophy, University at Albany, SUNY, May 2007
  • M. A., Philosophy, University at Albany, SUNY, August 2004
  • M. A., Philosophy and German Philology, Karl-Franzens University Graz, December 1995

Dissertation

  • Paul Horwich on Trulh and ‘True’ – With Particular Consideration of the Generallzation Problem
    Committee: Bradley Armour-Garb (Advisor), Robert Howell, Anthony M. Ungar

Areas of Specialization

  • Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Logic

Areas of Competence

  • Epistemology, Ethical Theory, History of Ancient Western Philosophy, History of Modern Western Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science, Twentieth Century Analytic Philosophy

Languages

  • English, German (fluent speaking & reading); French, Latin (reading)

Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Professor, Philosophy Dept, UNLV, NV (f 2017-present)
  • Full-Time Lecturer, Philosophy Dept, Washburn University, KS (f 2011-sp 2016)
  • Guest Lecturer, Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts in Pune (Maharashtra), India (su 2015)
  • Adjunct Professor, Philosophy Dept, Washburn University, KS (sp 2011; su 2011)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy Dept, Washburn University, KS (sp 2009-f 2009)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy Dept, Siena College, NY (f 2007-sp 2008)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Philosophy, Bennington College, VT (f 2006)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Philosophy Dept, University at Albany, SUNY (su 2001; su 2002; f 2002-sp 2003; f 2004-sp 2005; f 2005-sp 2006; sp 2007)

Other Employment

  • Technical Assistant, CAS Computing Dept, University at Albany, SUNY (f 2001-sp 2002; f 2003-sp 2004)

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Articles

  • “The Generalization Problem for Horwich’s Minimal Theory of the Meaning of the Predicate ‘True'”. Crisis and Critique: Philosophical Analysis and Current Events. Papers ofthe 42th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Vol. XXVII. Eds. A. Siegetsleitner, A. Oberprantacher & M.-L. Frick. Kirchberg am Wechsel: The Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society (August 2019): 187-189.
  • “Response to Christopher Tomaszewski’s ‘Intentionality as Partial Identity'”. Southwest Philosophy Review: The Journal of The Southwestern Philosophical Society 33.2 (July 2017): 1-13.
  • “On John McClellan’s ‘Not Skeptical Theism, but Trusting Theism'”. Southwest Philosophy Review: The Journal of The Southwestern Philosophical Society 32.2 (July 2016): 87-94.
  • “On Boyd’s Rebuttal of Kripke’s Argument for Dualism”. Analytical and Continental Philosophy: Methods and Perspectives. Papers of the 37th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Vol. XXII. Eds. S. Rinofner-Kreidl & H. A. Wiltsche. Kirchberg am Wechsel: The Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society (August 2014): 175-177.
  • “On Maxwell Suffis’s ‘From the Ground Up: Explaining Category Differences in Ontological Pluralism'”. Southwest Philosophy Review: The Journal of The Southwestern Philosophical Society 30.2 (July 2014): 17-24.
  • “Liar-Like Paradoxes and Metalanguage Features”. Southwest Philosophy Review: The Journal of The Southwestern Philosophical Society 29.1 (January 2013): 61-70.
  • “On Tracy Lupher’s ‘A Logical Choice: The Role of Modal Logics in the Modal Ontological Argument'”. Southwest Philosophy Review: The Journal of The Southwestern Philosophical Society 28.2 (July 2012): 101-106.
  • “Horwich and the Generalization Problem”. Experience and Analysis. Papers of the 27th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Vol. XII. Eds. J. C. Marek & M. E. Reicher. Kirchberg am Wechsel: The Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society (August 2004): 187-189.

WORK IN PROGRESS

  • Under Review
    • “Minimalism and ‘The’ Generalization Problem”
    • “No Revenge”
  • In Preparation
    • “On the Evidential Problem of Evil”
    • “Varieties of Divine Ineffabilism”
    • “Remarks on the Modal Ontological Argument”
    • “Reply to Eldridge-Smith’s Pinocchio Paradox”

PRESENTATIONS

  • “The Generalization Problem for Horwich’s Minimal Theory of the Meaning of the Predicate ‘True'”. 42nd International Wittgenstein Symposium. Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria (su 2019)
  • On the Generalization Problem for Horwich’s Minimal Theories of Truth and ‘True’. UNLV Philosophy Colloquia Series. Las Vegas, NV (sp 2019)
  • Response to Christopher Tomaszewski’s “Intentionality as Partial Identity”. 78th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. Corpus Christi, TX (f 2016)
  • Comments on John McClellan’s “Not Skeptical Theism, but Trusting Theism”. 77th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN (f 2015)
  • Comments on Sergio Gallegos’s “A Proposal about Divine Ineffabilism”. 34th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Philosophical Society. Washburn University. Topeka, KS (sp 2015)
  • Comments on Eric Yang’s “Against the Replacement Argument”. 68th Annual Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. University of Nevada. Reno, NV (f 2014)
  • “On Boyd’s Rebuttal of Kripke’s Argument for Dualism”.
    • 66th Northwest Philosophy Conference. Central Washinqton University. Ellensburq, WA (f 2014)
    • 37th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria (su 2014)
  • Comments on Maxwell Suffis’s “From the Ground Up: Explaining Category Differences in Ontological Pluralism”. 75th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. Fredericksburg, TX (f 2013)
  • “Minimalism and ‘The’ Generalization Problem”. 65th Northwest Philosophy Conference. Pacific University. Forest Grove, OR (f 2013)
  • Comments on Tony Manela’s “Gratitude: Duties Of and Rights To”. 6th Annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress. University of Colorado. Boulder, CO (su 2013)
  • “Liar-Like Paradox and Metalanguage Features”.
    • 74th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. Tulane University. New Orleans, LA. Comments by Randall Auxier (f 2012)
    • 66th Annual Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. Buena Vista University. Storm Lake, IA. Comments by Roy Cook (f 2012)
    • 31st Annual Meeting of the Kansas Philosophical Society. Wichita State University. Wichita, KS. Comments by Tim Murphy (sp 2012)
  • Comments on Tracy Lupher’s “A Logical Choice: The Role of Modal Logics in the Modal Ontological Argument”. 73rd Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. Austin, TX(f 2011)
  • “No Revenge”. 63rd Northwest Philosophy Conference. Lewis & Clark College. Portland, OR. Comments by Ivy Tsoi (f 2011)
  • Comments on Ethan Nowak’s “There is nothing ambiguous about ‘that'”. 63rd Northwest Philosophy Conference. Lewis & Clark College. Portland, OR (f 2011)
  • “The Liar-Paradox: It’s Really Worth Thinking About”. Colloquium. Philosophy Dept, Siena College. Albany, NY (sp 2008)
  • “Horwich and the Generalization Problem”. 27th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria (su 2004)

CHAIRING

  • Section Chair: 73rd Annual Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. University of Central Oklahoma. Edmond, OK (f 2019)
  • Program Assistant: 73rd Annual Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. University of Central Oklahoma. Edmond, OK (f 2019); click here for the CFP
  • Section Chair: 72nd Annual Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. University of Colorado. Denver, CO (f 2018)
  • Program Assistant: 72nd Annual Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. University of Colorado. Denver, CO (f 2018); click here for the CFP
  • Section Chair: 71st Annual Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. Weber State University. Ogden, UT (f 2017)
  • Program Assistant: 71st Annual Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. Weber State University. Ogden, UT (f 2017); click here for the CFP
  • Section Chair: 78th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. Corpus Christi, TX (f 2016)
  • Program Chair: 70th Annual Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. University of Colorado. Colorado Springs, CO (f 2016); click here for the CFP
  • Section Chair: 69th Annual Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. University of Missouri. Kansas City, MO (f 2015)
  • Session Chair: 66th Northwest Philosophy Conference. Central Washington University. Ellensburg, WA (f 2014)
  • Section Chair: 76th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. Lawrence, KS (f 2014)
  • Section Chair: Wittgenstein. 37th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria (su 2014)
  • Session Chair: 65th Northwest Philosophy Conference. Pacific University. Forest Grove, OR (f 2013)
  • Session Chair: 6th Annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress. University of Colorado. Boulder, CO (su 2013)
  • Section Chair: Analytic Philosophy and Phenomenology. 27th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria (su 2004)

REFEREE WORK

  • 73rd Annual Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. University of Central Oklahoma. Edmond, OK (f 2019)
  • 72nd Annual Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. University of Colorado. Denver, CO (f 2018)
  • 78th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. Corpus Christi, TX (f 2016)
  • 70th Annual Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. University of Colorado. Colorado Springs, CO (f 2016)
  • 35th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Philosophical Society. Pittsburg State University. Pittsburg, KS (sp 2016)
  • 69th Annual Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. University of Missouri. Kansas City, MO (f 2015)
  • 34th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Philosophical Society. Washburn University. Topeka, KS (sp 2015)
  • 33th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Philosophical Society. Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS (sp 2014)
  • 75th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. Fredericksburg, TX (f 2013)

JOURNALS

  • Southwest Philosophy Review (sp 2013, su 2013, sp 2014, sp 2015, sp 2017, sp 2018)

BOOK PUBLISHERS

  • Oxford University Press
    • Vaughn, L.: Living Philosophy: A Historical Introduction to Philosophical Ideas. 1st ed., New York: Oxford University Press (f 2015)
  • Cengage Learning
    • Soccio, D. J.: Archetypes of Wisdom. An Introduction to Philosophy. 8th ed., Beimont: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning (su 2013)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

UNLV: Las Vegas, NV

  • PHIL 422: Advanced Logic (su 2018, f 2018, sp 2019, su 2019)
  • PHIL 114: Introduction to Symbolic Logic (f 2017)
  • PHIL 102: Critical Thinking and Reasoning (f 2017; sp 2018; su 2018; f 2018, sp 2019, f 2019)

Washburn University: Topeka, KS

  • PH 399 A: Senior Thesis :: Philosophy of Mind, “On the Intentionality and Phenomenology of Conscious Mental States” (sp 2015)
  • PH 398 A: Senior Thesis Research :: Philosophy of Mind, “On the Intentionality and Phenomenology of Conscious Mental States” (f 2014)
  • PH 398 A: Senior Thesis Research :: Phil sophy of Mind, “The Relevance of Descartes” (sp 2014)
  • PH 386 A: Special Studies :: Philosophy of Mind (sp 2014; f 2014)
  • PH 386 B: Special Studies :: Advanced Logic (sp 2014)
  • PH 335 A: Metaphysics (f 2013)
  • PH 330 A: Philosophy of Mind (f 2009; sp 2012; f 2014)
  • PH 303 A: Topics in the History of Philosophy :: History of Twentieth Century Western Philosophy (f 2011; sp 2014; sp 2016)
  • PH 303 A: Topics in the History of Philosophy :: Philosophy of Language (sp 2009)
  • PH 302 A: Philosophy of Religion (sp 2013; sp 2015)
  • PH 207 A: The Existence of God (f 2012)
  • PH 202 A: History of Modern Western Philosophy (sp 2009; sp 2011; sp 2012; sp 2013; sp 2014; sp 2015; sp 2016)
  • PH 201 A: History of Ancient Western Philosophy (f 2009; f 2011; f 2012; f 2013; f 2014; f 2015)
  • PH 104 A: Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking (sp 2016)
  • PH 100 A & B: Introduction to Philosophy (f 2014; sp 2015; f 2015; sp 2016)
  • PH 100 A & B: World Views and Moral Values (sp 2009; f 2009; sp 2011; su 2011 ; f 2011; sp 2012; su 2012; f 2012; sp 2013; f 2013; sp 2014)

Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts: Pune (Maharashtra), India

  • Philosophy of Language (su 2015)

Siena College: Albany, NY

  • Phil 210: Ethics (sp 2008)
  • Phil 150: Basic Logic (f 2007)
  • Phil 101: Philosophy and the Human Being (f 2007; sp 2008)

Bennington College: Bennington, VT

  • Phi 2159.01: Introduction to Logic (f 2006)
  • Phi 2141.01: Contemporary Epistemology and Philosophy of Science (f 2006)

University at Albany, SUNY: Albany, NY

  • Phi 315: Twentieth Century Philosophy (f 2004)
  • Phi 210: Introduction to Logic (sp 2003 – with T.A.; f 2004 – with T.A.; sp 2005; su 2005; sp 2006; sp 2007)
  • Phi 112: Critical Thinking (f 2002; f 2005)
  • Phi 110: Introduction to Philosophical Problems (su 2001; su 2002)

FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS, AND AWARDS

Washburn University

  • Five Years of Service Recognition
  • Travel Grant of International Programs
    • Guest Lectureship. Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts. Pune, India (su 2015)
  • Travel Grants of the CAS
    • 77th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN (f 2015)
    • Guest Lectureship. Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts. Pune, India (su 2015)
    • 66th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Philosophy Conference. Central Washington University. Ellensburg, WA (f 2014)
    • 75th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. Fredericksburg, TX (f 2013)
    • 65th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Philosophy Conference. Pacific University. Forest Grove, OR (f 2013)
    • 74th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. Tulane University in New Orleans, LA (f 2012)
    • 31st Annual Meeting of the Kansas Philosophical Society. Wichita State University, KS (sp 2012)
    • 73rd Annual Meetinq of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. Austin, TX (f 2011)
    • 63rd Annual Meeting of the Northwest Philosophy Conference. Lewis & Clark College. Portland, OR (f 2011)
  • Faculty Development Grants of the VPAA
    • 66th Annual Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. Buena Vista University. Storm Lake, IA (f 2012)
    • 73rd Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. Austin, TX (f 2011)

University at Albany, SUNY

  • Dissertation Research Fellowship Award (f 2006-sp 2007)

SERVICE

Community

  • “The Problem of Free Will”. Neon Stoa: UNLV Philosophy Club. Presentation (sp 2019)
  • “On Anselm’s Ontological Argument”. Neon Stoa: UNLV Philosophy Club. Presentation (f 2018)
  • “On the Teleological or Design Argument”. Neon Stoa: UNLV Philosophy Club. Presentation (f 2017)
  • Comments on Sanford Pomerantz’s “Faith-Based Terrorism”. May Meeting of the Saturday Night Literary Club. Topeka, KS (sp 2016)
  • “Life after Death?” Atheist Community of Topeka. Presentation (f 2014)
  • “Hume’s Critique of ‘The’ Design Argument”. The Philosophy Club. Washburn University. Presentation (sp 2014)
  • “The Logical and the Evidential Form of the Problem of Evil”. Atheist Community of Topeka. Presentation (sp 2013)
  • “Arguments About the Existence of God”. Atheist Community of Topeka. Presentation (su 2012)
  • “This sentence is not true”. The University of Kansas School of Continuing Education. A Series of Three Presentations (su 2011)

Washburn University

  • Member of the Faculty Mabee Library Committee (f 2014-sp 2016)

Washburn University: Philosophy Dept

  • Member of the Dept Portfolio Committee (f 2015-sp 2016)
  • Academic Advising
    • The Philosophy Club (sp 2012-sp 2016)
  • Substantial Contribution to the Revision of the Dept Curriculum (sp 2013-sp 2016)
  • Member of the Search Committee for the Appointment of a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor for Ethics or Logic (sp 2013)
  • Development of Master Syllabi and Grading Rubrics for General Education Courses:PH 100, 201, 202, and 207 (f 2012)
  • Substantial Contribution to the Revision of the Structure and Content of the Dept Website (f 2012-sp 2016)
  • Substantial Contribution to the Creation of Promotional Materials for the Dept (f 2012-sp 2016)
  • Student Senior Theses Committee Member
    • “Sidgwick, Intuition, and the Problems of Self-Evidence” (f 2015)
    • “On the Intentionality and Phenomenology of Conscious Mental States” (sp 2015)
    • “Public Administration Ethics and the Democratic Ideal” (sp 2014)
    • “Pursuing Global Justice: Preservation of the Natural Environment in Principle” (sp 2014)
    • “The Vodou-Doll: The Use of Effigies in Contemporary Vodou Practices” (sp 2012)
    • “Spinoza, Eternity, and Modes” (sp 2012)
    • “A Fair Mandate: Justice as Fairness and the Individual Responsibility Provision” (sp 2012)
    • “The Radical Revelation: The Role of Biblical Apocalyptic Language in the Anabaptist Kingdom of Münster” (f 2011)
    • “The Two Ways Doctrine in Early Christianity” (f 2009)
    • “A Critical Review of Daniel Goldhagen’s A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair” (f 2009)
    • “Moralily and the Role of Altruism in Moral Acting” (sp 2009)

Membership

  • American Philosophical Association
  • Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society
  • Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie
  • CEsterreichische Gesellschaft für Philosophie
  • Southwestern Philosophical Society

ACADEMIC REFERENCES

(* indicates current, primary references)

  • Bradley Armour-Garb, Professor
    Philosophy Dept, HU-257
    University at Albany, SUNY
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222
    phone: +1.518.442.4256
    fax: +1.518.442.4259
    e-mail: armrgrb@albany.edu
    web: www.barmourgarb.com
  • Dave Beisecker, Associate Professor
    Philosophy Dept, CDC Building 4, Room 429
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
    Las Vegas, NV 89154
    phone: +1.702.895.4038
    e-mail: beiseckd@unlv.nevada.edu
    web: https://faculty.unlv.edu/beisecker
  • John S. Burkey, Professor
    Philosophy Dept, 416 Siena Hall
    Siena College
    515 Loudon Road
    Loudonville, NY 12211
    phone: +1.518.782.4114
    e-mail: burkey@siena.edu
  • Barry Crawford, Professor
    Philosophy Dept, Morgan Hall 206 H
    Washburn University
    1700 SW College Avenue
    Topeka, KS 66621
    phone: +1.785.670.1543
    e-mail: barry.crawford@washburn.edu
  • Robert Howell, O’Leary Professor
    Philosophy Dept
    Universily at Albany, SUNY
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222
    phone: +1.518.442.4255
    e-mail: bobh@albany.edu, rhowell246@gmail.com
  • Russell Jacobs, Professor and Chair
    Philosophy Dept, Morgan Hall 206 I
    Washburn University
    1700 SW College Avenue
    Topeka, KS 66621
    phone: +1.785.670.1545
    e-mail: russ.jacobs@washburn.edu
  • Jorge Nobo, Professor Emeritus
    Philosophy Dept, Morgan Hall 206
    Washburn University
    1700 SW College Avenue
    Topeka, KS 66621
    phone: +1.785.670.1542
    e-mail: jorge.nobo@washburn.edu
  • lan A. Smith, Associate Professor
    Philosophy Dept, Morgan Hall 206 G
    Washburn University
    1700 SW College Avenue
    Topeka, KS 66621
    phone: +1.785.670.1544
    e-mail: ian.smithl@washburn.edu
  • Anthony Ungar, Associate Professor Emeritus
    University at Albany, SUNY
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222
    phone: +1.518.442.4250
    e-mail: aungar@albany.edu