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Klaus Ladstaetter

Lecturer
Philosophy
College of Arts & Sciences
Contact
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
785.670.1540
Degrees & Certifications
University at Albany/SUNY, Master of Arts
University at Albany/SUNY, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History

Professor Ladstaetter was born and raised in Sankt Veit/Glan, a small city in Austria’s southern province of Carinthia that borders Italy and Slovenia.  For his undergraduate studies he attended the Karl-Franzens University in Graz, the capital of Austria’s province of Styria.  He graduated with the Master of Arts degree with a major in philosophy and a minor in German philology.  In 1997 Professor Ladstaetter enrolled in the philosophy program of the State University of New York at Albany to pursue his graduate studies.  Subsequently, he received the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from SUNY at Albany.

Professor Ladstaetter’s primary area of interest is theories of truth and related questions, as they arise in the philosophy of language, in the philosophy of logic, and in metaphysics.  He also has interests in epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, and the history of modern and 20th century Western philosophy.  Additionally, topics in ethics have recently caught his attention.  He has published articles on the correspondence theory and on the minimal theory of truth; the papers were presented at international congresses of philosophy in Europe.  More articles on related and other topics were presented at philosophy meetings in the US and are under review or in progress right now.

Before returning to Washburn as a Lecturer of Philosophy, Dr. Ladstaetter held visiting faculty positions at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont, and at Siena College in Loudonville, New York.

Teaching
  • PH 100 A, Introduction to Philosophy
  • PH 100 A, World Views & Moral Values
  • PH 100 B, Introduction to Philosophy
  • PH 100 B, World Views & Moral Values
  • PH 201 A, Hist of Ancient Western Phil
  • PH 202 A, Hist of Mod Western Phil
  • PH 303 A, Topics-History of Philosophy
  • PH 330 A, Philosophy of Mind
  • PH 386 A, Special Studies
  • PH 386 B, Special Studies
  • PH 398 A, Senior Thesis Research
Scholarly Interests/Activities

Epistemology, Ethics, History of Ancient Western Philosophy, History of Modern Western Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science, Twentieth Century Analytic Philosophy

Service Interests/Activities

Academic Advisor of *The Philosophy Club* at Washburn University

Career Accomplishments

Having survived with iconoclastic humor in this wonderland called  “academia”!