About Us

The Philosophy Department at UMKC is pluralistic in its approach to the history of philosophy. Our faculty specialize in their teaching and research in Ancient, Early Modern, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy; completing a major or minor in philosophy at UMKC provides students with a thorough understanding of the history and current state of the discipline.

Our classes are designed on the liberal arts model, with emphasis on reading primary source texts and having open, group discussions of the material.