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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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David A. Vander Laan
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Current Course Schedule - Fall 2004
PY 101 - Ancient & Medieval Philosophy
M/W/F
12:45-1:50
PC 12
PY 175 - Metaphysics
T/Th
1:15-3:05
VL 216

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Email:vanderla@westmont.edu
Campus Address: Porter Center 4

DAVID VANDER LAAN, PH.D.
Philosophy
University of Notre Dame, 2000

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS
Assistant Professor, Westmont College, 2000-present
Instructor, University of Notre Dame, 1997-2000
Teaching Assistant, University of Notre Dame, 1994-1996

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Metaphysics
Logic
Epistemology
Philosophy of Religion

AWARDS
Dissertation Research Fellowship, University of Notre Dame, Fall 1999
Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Notre Dame, Fall 1998-Spring 1999
Presidential Fellowship, University of Notre Dame, Fall 1993-Spring 1997
Rinck Memorial Prize in Mathematics, Calvin College, 1993

PUBLICATIONS
"A Regress Argument for Restrictivism," Philosophical Studies, forthcoming.
"The Ontology of Impossible Worlds," Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 38:4 (Fall 1997).