Kevin C. Klement

Associate Professor, Philosophy
Mailing Address:
Philosophy Department, 352 Bartlett Hall
130 Hicks Way
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9269
USA
Email: klement@philos.umass.edu
Office: 358 Bartlett Hall
Office Hours (Spring 2015): Mondays 4–5pm, Wednesdays 12:15–1:15pm and by appointment
Phone: (413) 545-5784
FAX: (413) 577-3800
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Teaching

Current Courses (Spring 2015):
Past Courses:

Research

Most of my work has focused on the philosophies of Gottlob Frege and Bertrand Russell, especially their philosophical logics and their import for contemporary discussions in philosophy of language, intensional logic and the philosophy of mathematics. I am also interested in informal logic, ethics, and the history of logic and analytic philosophy. I am currently writing a book on Russell.

You can download my CV.

Most of my publications are available below. If not, email me and I’ll send you a copy. Questions and comments welcome.

Works in progress and forthcoming:

Published book:

Published articles and book chapters (selected):

Reviews and review essays:

Online Editions

I think it is a good idea for academics to produce high-quality editions of important public-domain works, which are sometimes only available with poor quality. I have have worked on two such projects so far, and hope to do more.

Other Projects

Philosophical rock

Monads Logo

I maintain the website for The 21st Century Monads; the rockingest of all Philosophical Rock Bands.

gappi: get a PhilPapers item

gappi is a simple bash script for fetching BibTeX records from the PhilPapers database.

Visit the gappi page for installation and usage information.

Vim live LaTeX preview

This is a vim plugin in and set of helper scripts to provide a live-updating PDF preview of LaTeX documents with MuPDF.

This is currently available from ArchLinux’s AUR repository. More information on it may be posted in the future.

My music server

I run a music server to stream my music collection anywhere. Visit the login page; if you want guest access, email me for a password.

Stuff I Like

Open source/free software

The internet was built on the back on free software, but is increasingly being taken over by commercial interests.

When you give yourself over to Apple, Microsoft, et al., you are making a vote for a more corporation-controlled internet. You are also using products that have been made defective deliberately so that corporations can make more money. Take back the web!

The free-license, open source alternatives may take awhile to learn, but they make up for it in power, efficiency, adaptability and freedom.

GNU/Linux

As Neal Stephenson has said: “Macs are hermetically-sealed sedans that look great and have a lot of advertsing. Windows machines are big SUVs that break often, but they’re everywhere and everyone knows how to use them. Linux computers are free tanks that go 90 mph in swamps, get 100 mpg and never break down.”

LaTeX

Beautiful typography without the proprietary price tag.

Other software

Open fonts

Other stuff I like