Clancy Martin (PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2003) is Professor of Philosophy at UMKC. He works on nineteenth century philosophy, existentialism, moral psychology, applied ethics, and Buddhism. He has published more than ten books on a variety of subjects, mostly philosophical, including two novels, and his writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Ethics, Journal of the History of Philosophy, Harper’s (where he is a contributing editor), Vice (where he is a contributing editor), and dozens of other magazines, journals and newspapers. His work has been optioned for movies and television and has been translated into more than thirty languages, and he has won a Guggenheim fellowship among other fellowships and awards. He teaches 19th Century Philosophy, Existentialism, Bioethics, Philosophy of Mind, Logic, Philosophy of Literature, and other courses for the philosophy department. He has four children, is married to the writer Amie Barrodale and lives in midtown Kansas City near the Nelson Atkins Museum.