Kevin C. Klement

Professor, Philosophy
Mailing Address:
Department of Philosophy
150 Hicks Way, 305 South College
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9274
Office: E319 South College
Office Hours (Spring 2017): Wednesdays and Fridays 10–11am, and by appointment
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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.

Journal editorship

I am currently the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy, an online open-access journal. We welcome your submissions!

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.

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.

Other stuff

I’m working on a live-updating in-browser LaTeX editor built on CodeMirror with added JavaScript and a PHP back-end. I have a working version on my own computer, and hopefully I can distribute the code eventually after I clean it up a bit.

Previously, I wrote a vim plugin in and set of helper scripts to provide a live-updating PDF preview of LaTeX documents with MuPDF. I don’t use this anymore, but the code is still available: vim-live-latex-preview-0.9.tar.gz, and is available from ArchLinux’s AUR repository.

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.


As Neal Stephenson has said: “Macs are hermetically-sealed sedans that look great and have a lot of advertising. 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.”


Beautiful typography without the proprietary price tag.

Open fonts

Other stuff I like