am an assistant professor at the University of Southern California. I received my Ph.D. from New York University in 2011, after receiving my B.A. from Western Washington University and then completing my first two years of graduate work at Rutgers University.
I'm interested in a
variety of areas of Philosophy, but the area I love above all others is Metaphysics, especially
the study of: Abstracta,
Causation, Location, Mereology, Modality, Ontology, Time, and Topology. I have also written about Aesthetics, Linguistics, and Philosophy of Religion. For more information on what I'm working on, please visit my research page.
When not doing Philosophy, I'm frequently organising Philosophy events, strength training, or learning about (though not always utilising knowledge of) nutrition. I have a website of easy, healthy recipes here.
Office: 226 Stonier Hall, USC
Email: kleinsch [at] usc [dot] edu
Address: Shieva Kleinschmidt / Department of Philosophy / University of Southern California / 3709 Trousdale Parkway / Los Angeles, CA 90089
What I'm Currently Excited About:
- Writing about intrinsicality of shape, extended simples, atomless gunk, and Weak Supplementation.
- Posting audio recordings of two talks I've given. Now you can listen to my papers, here and here.
- Hosting the 2nd California Metaphysics Conference, on Metaphysically Relevant Linguistics, at USC!
(The Fall 2011 Metaphysics 360 Posse)