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Waldemar Rohloff
Department of Philosophy                                                                                       Phone: 314-516-6192 
599 Lucas Hall (MC 73)                                                                                           Email: rohloffw@umsl.edu 
One University Boulevard  
University of Missouri ,St. Louis 
St. Louis, Missouri 63121-4400 

Ph.D. Philosophy, University of California, Irvine, 2007.
B.A. Philosophy, New York University, 2000.

University of Missouri, St. Louis, Assistant Teaching Professor, 2007-present.

Areas of Research
Philosophy of Science and Mathematics, History of Modern Philosophy

Other Interests
Philosophy of Mind and Language, Philosophy of Biology

  • “Kant’s Argument from the Applicability of Geometry" in Kant Studies Online, 2012:23
  • “From Ordinary Language to Definition in Kant and Bolzano" in Grazer Philosophical Studies Brandl, Johannes L., Marian David, Maria E. Reicher and Leopold Stubenberg (Eds.) Amsterdam/New York, NY, 2012, IV, 353 pp. Guest Editor: Sandra Lapointe

  • Commentator on “The Gist of One Argument in Kant’s First Analogy", Gregg Osborne, Mountain Plains Philosophy Conference, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa, October, 2012.
  • “Ordinary Language, Definition and Exposition", Kant and Bolzano Conference, Oldenburg, Germany, July 2011.
  • “Kantian Intuition and the Applicability of Geometry", Midwest Phil Math Workshop, Notre Dame, October 2010.
  • “Ordinary Language and Philosophical Method in Bolzano and Kant", APA Central Division, February 2010.
  • Commentator for Symposium on Kant’s Philosophy of Mathematics, APA Eastern Division, December 2009.
  • “Interpretations of the Motto to Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus" with Thomas Knoten, Philosophical Collaborations, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, March 2009.
  • “Frege’s Transcendental Logic", Iowa Philosophical Society, Cornell College, October 2008.
  • “Kant’s Argument from Applicability”, International Kant Conference, University of Amsterdam, May 2008.
  • “Kant’s Argument from Applicability”, Eastern Study Group of the North American Kant Society, New School for Social Research, April 2008.

Teaching Experience
Lower Division
  • Happiness and the Meaning of Life
  • History of Western Philosophy: Antiquity to the Renaissance
  • History of Western Philosophy: Descartes to the Present
  • Introduction to Formal Logic
  • Philosophy as Therapy
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Inductive Logic
  • Syntax
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Contemporary Mathematics
Upper Division/Graduate Level
  • The Analytic Tradition
  • Advanced Formal Logic (topics incl. Modal Logic, Set Theory, Metalogic, Recursion Theory)
  • Wittgenstein
  • Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Theories of Knowledge
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Biology

M.A. Thesis Supervision
  • As Committee Member: Thomas Knoten, Pendaran Roberts, John Lee, Michael Neal, Kyle Barrett, Jennifer Nott

  • Referee for Synthese, Philosophy of Science, Erkenntnis
  • Undergraduate Advisor, UMSL Department of Philosophy, 2011-present
  • Undergraduate Major Redevelopment Committee, UMSL Department of Philosophy, 2011
  • Curriculum Committee (Chair), UMSL Department of Philosophy, 2012-present

  • William Demopoulos, University of Western Ontario 
  • Penelope Maddy, University of California, Irvine
  • Gualtierro Piccinini, University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • Lisa Shabel, The Ohio State University
  • Kyle Stanford, University of California, Irvine
  • Kai Wehmeier, University of California, Irvine