About Us

We are pluralistic in our approach to the history of philosophy. Our programs are designed on the liberal arts model, with emphasis on reading primary source texts and having open, group discussions of the material.

Contact Us

phone icon
location icon
434 Cherry Hall
5030 Cherry St.
Kansas City, MO 64110
envelope icon
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 6411

Department Administration

Bruce Bubacz

Department Chair and Faculty Mentor
Email: bubaczb@umkc.edu
illustration of a gender neutral figure shown from the shoulders up

Cynthia Beard

Office Support Assistant
Email: beardcy@umkc.edu

About Us

We engage in philosophy through talking to each other. It is a collaborative effort to think sensitively about questions and issues that have interested human beings for thousands of years.

We practice the Greek ideal of keeping philosophy relevant to the real world. In our classes we keep the theory of philosophy as close as possible to the activity of life.

Our faculty specialize in their teaching and research in ancient, early modern, modern and contemporary philosophy.