Dept of Philosophy
Degrees & Certifications
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
I was born and raised in Sankt Veit an der Glan, a small city in Austria’s southern province of Carinthia that borders Italy and Slovenia. For my undergraduate studies I attended the Karl-Franzens University in Graz, the capital of Austria’s province of Styria. I graduated with the Master of Arts degree with a major in philosophy and a minor in German philology. Subsequently, I enrolled in the graduate philosophy program of the State University of New York at Albany from which I received the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy.
My primary research areas are theories of truth and related questions, as they arise in the philosophy of language, logic, and in metaphysics. I also have deep interests in the philosophy of mind, religion, science, epistemology, and the history of modern and 20th century Western philosophy. Additionally, topics in ethical theory have recently caught my attention. I have 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 preparation right now.
Before returning to Washburn University as a Lecturer of Philosophy, I held visiting faculty positions at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont, and at Siena College in Loudonville, New York.
I would like to extend my gratitude to Washburn University and the Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts for having supported my Guest Lectureship at SSLA in the summer of 2015 in Pune (Maharashtra), India.
UNLV: Las Vegas, NV
Washburn University: Topeka, KS
Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts: Pune, Maharashtra (India)
Siena College: Albany, NY
Bennington College: Bennington, VT
University at Albany / SUNY: Albany, NY
Scholarly Interests (in alphabetical order)
Epistemology, Ethical Theory, History of Ancient Western Philosophy, History of Modern Western Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science, Twentieth Century Analytic Philosophy
Philosophical Service Activities
Conference Program Chair of the 70th Annual Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (f 2016); click here for the CFP
Academic Advisor of The Philosophy Club at Washburn University (sp 2012-sp 2016)
Many thanks to my friend HC Greier for helping me build this site!