Bart Schultz
Director, Civic Knowledge Project

773-834-3929 ext. 1

Bart is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Executive Director of the Civic Knowledge Project at the University of Chicago. He has been teaching in the College since 1987, designing a wide range of core courses as well as courses on such topics as John Dewey, Political Philosophy, the Chicago School of Philosophy, Philosophies of Environmentalism and Sustainability, Teaching Precollege Philosophy, Consequentialism, Philosophy of Education, and the Philosophy of Poverty. He has published very widely in philosophy, and his books include Essays on Henry Sidgwick (Cambridge, 1992), Henry Sidgwick: Eye of the Universe (Cambridge, 2004, and winner of the American Philosophical Society's Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History), and, with Georgios Varouxakis, Utilitarianism and Empire (Lexington, 2005). His most recent book is The Happiness Philosophers: The Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians, published by Princeton University Press in the spring of 2017. Through the Civic Knowledge Project, he has developed a wide array of public ethics programs affording rich opportunities for building community connections on the South Side of Chicago, including the award-winning Winning Words Precollegiate Philosophy Program. He is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO), and serves on the Editorial Board of Utilitas. In 2013, Bart was honored with an Outstanding Educator Award by the RainbowPUSH Coalition.