Klaus Ladstaetter (September 30, 2021)

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

  • “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.
  • “Wahrheit bei Russell und Wittgenstein”. The British Tradition in 20th Century Philosophy. Papers of the 17th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Vol. II. Eds. J. Hintikka & K. Puhl. Kirchberg am Wechsel: The Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society (August 1994): 219-229.

Presentations

  • 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)
  • “Wahrheit bei Russell und Wittgenstein”. 17th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria (su 1994)

Chairing

  • Section Chair: 75th Annual Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. Utah State University. Online, UT (f 2021)
  • Program Assistant: 75th Annual Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. Utah State University. Online, UT (f 2021)
  • Section Chair: 74th Annual Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. Weber State University. Online, UT (f 2020)
  • Program Assistant: 74th Annual Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. Weber State University. Online, UT (f 2020)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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

Conferences

  • 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 Philosophy Department: Las Vegas, NV

  • PHIL 422: Advanced Logic (su 2018, f 2018, sp 2019, su 2019, sp 2020, su 2020, f 2020, sp 2021, su 2021, f 2021)
  • PHIL 114: Introduction to Symbolic Logic (f 2017, f 2021)
  • PHIL 102: Critical Thinking and Reasoning (f 2017; sp 2018; su 2018; f 2018, sp 2019, f 2019, sp 2020)

UNLV – Honors College: Las Vegas, NV

  • HON 102: Honors Critical Thinking (f 2020, sp 2021, f 2021)

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)
    • “Morality and the Role of Altruism in Moral Acting” (sp 2009

Membership

  • American Philosophical Association
  • Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society
  • Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference (Member of the Executive Committee)
  • CEsterreichische Gesellschaft für Philosophie
  • Southwestern Philosophical Society

Academic References

  • Bradley Armour-Garb

Professor and Chair

Philosophy Department, HU-259

University at Albany, SUNY

1400 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12222

phone: +1.518.442.4256

e-mail: barmour-garb@albany.edu

web: https://barmourgarb.com

  • David Beisecker

Associate Professor

Philosophy Department, 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: david.beisecker@unlv.edu

web: https://www.unlv.edu/people/david-beisecker

  • Richard V. Greene

Director of the Richard Richards Institute for Ethics

Department of Political Science and Philosophy, Lindquist Hall, Room 164

Weber State University

1203 University Circle  

Ogden, UT 84408

phone: 1.801.626.6694

e-mail: rgreene@weber.edu

web: https://faculty.weber.edu/rgreene

  • James Woodbridge

Associate Professor

Philosophy Department, CDC Building 4, Room 426

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy

Las Vegas, NV 89154

phone: +1.702.895.4051

e-mail: james.woodbridge@unlv.edu

web: https://www.unlv.edu/people/james-woodbridge