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Web page: http://spot.colorado.edu/~koslicki/
Curriculum Vitae: VITAEBoulder.pdf
KATHRIN KOSLICKI (PhD, MIT, 1995) was born in Munich, Germany, where she spent the first eighteen years of her life. She came to America when she was twenty, after driving her motorcycle (then a Honda XL500, single-cylinder enduro) across France, Spain and Portugal for a year, trying (and failing) to understand Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit.
After a year of studying philosophy and classical philology at the University of Tübingen, Germany, Koslicki completed her undergraduate work at SUNY Stony Brook in 1990, received her PhD from MIT in 1995, and spent the next decade or so teaching in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Florida, and, most recently, at Tufts University. She joined the CU Philosophy Department in the Fall of 2007, thrilled to have escaped Boston’s gloomy six-month-long winters.
Her interests in philosophy lie mainly in metaphysics, the philosophy of language, and Ancient Greek philosophy, particularly Aristotle. In her monograph, The Structure of Objects, which appeared with Oxford University Press in April 2008, she defends a structure-based, neo-Aristotelian theory of parts and wholes.
For more information, see Professor Koslicki's personal website and CV.
- "Essence, Necessity and Explanation," in Contemporary Aristotelian Metaphysics, edited by Tuomas Tahko, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2012, pp.187-206.
- "Mereological Sums and Singular Terms," forthcoming in a volume on location and mereology, edited by Shieva Kleinschmidt, to appear with Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
- "Varieties of Ontological Dependence," in: Metaphysical Grounding: Understanding the Structure of Reality, ed. by Fabrice Correia and Benjamin Schnieder, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2012, pp.186-213
- "Structure," forthcoming in: Handbook of Mereology, edited by Hans Burkhardt, Johanna Seibt and Guido Imaguire, Philosophia Verlag, Muenchen, Germany.
- "Natural Kinds and Natural Kind Terms," Philosophy Compass, Vol.3 (2008).
- "Towards a Neo-Aristotelian Mereology," Dialectica, Special Issue: “The Philosophy of Kit
Fine”, Guest Editor: Kevin Mulligan, Vol.61, No.1 (2007), pp.127-159.
- “Aristotle’s Mereology and the Status of Form,” Journal of Philosophy, Special Issue: “Parts
and Wholes”, ed. by Wolfgang Mann and Achille Varzi, Vol.CIII, No.12 (December 2006),
- “Nouns, Mass and Count,” in: Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2nd edition, edited by Donald M.
Borchert, MacMillan Reference, USA, 2006.
- "On the Substantive Nature of Disagreements in Ontology," Philosophy and
Phenomenological Research, Vol.71, No.1 (July 2005), pp.85-105.
- “Almost Indiscernible Objects and the Suspect Strategy,” Journal of Philosophy, Vol.
102, No.2 (February 2005), pp.55-77.
- "Constitution and Similarity," Philosophical Studies, Vol.117 (2004), pp.327-364.
- "The Crooked Path from Vagueness to Four-Dimensionalism," Philosophical Studies,
Vol.114, No.1-2 (May 2003), pp.107-134.
- “Genericity and Logical Form,” Mind and Language, Vol.14, No.4 (December 1999), pp.441-
- “The Semantics of Mass-Predicates,”Noûs, Vol.33, No.1 (March 1999), pp.46-91; reprinted
in The Philosopher’s Annual, Vol.XXII.
- “Isolation and Non-Arbitrary Division: Frege’s Two Criteria for Counting,” Synthese,
Vol.112, No.3 (September 1997), pp.403-30.
- “Four Eighths Hephaistos: Artifacts and Living Things in Aristotle,” History of
Philosophy Quarterly, Vol.14, No.1 (January 1997), pp.77-98.