Thank you for visiting.
I’m Keith Buhler, a philosopher and classical educator.
This site is a guide to my personal interests and professional activities.
You may want to check out:
- my current projects
- my academic research to dialog about virtue
- the “Buhler Report”, a blog with recent reflections on sundry topics such as books, culture, parenting, movies, politics, and living intentionally
- The Classical Academy Podcast, a friendly introduction to classical education.
My life mission is to help people of all ages to pursue virtue and wisdom. The pursuit of wisdom informs my teaching, coaching, and other activities. We all need to practice the practical skills that bring about human flourishing: growth in virtue, relational health, prayer and spiritual discipline. These practices require hard work and discipline but they are worth it. Virtue is possible.
In my day job, I’m an academic philosopher with a special interest in virtue ethics.
Currently, I teach online philosophy courses for Asbury University and dual-credit (high school/college) philosophy courses at a classical Christian school, (plus other courses as needed, such as: theology, history, Greek language, Spanish, and drama.)
In other areas of the classical education renewal, I am the host of the Classical Academy Podcast, which offers a friendly introduction to classical education for parents and fellow teachers in the movement, and I serve as a board member of two other classical schools. Finally, I recently became an Alcuin Fellow (West Coast chapter).
In December 2019, I’ll be giving a free talk about health education in California public schools.
I’m currently developing and implementing a 10th grade philosophy course introducing students to Plato and Aristotle by reading the whole Republic and the whole Nicomachean Ethics, as well as teaching them to write and argue using the medieval “disputatio” format (a la Aquinas).
In 2018, I gave a lecture entitled “Philosophy for Everyone” at Trinity Classical Academy, introducing our community to the nature and value of philosophy.
Last summer, I spoke at the ACCS conference on “Assessing for Virtue”. and received positive feedback from the 120 teachers, admin, and parents in attendance.
Around the same time, I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Robert George of Princeton for my YouTube channel.
Before that, I did audio interviews with Eric Silverman, David Bradshaw, and JP Moreland for my Christian Philosophers podcast.
In 2017, I defended my philosophy dissertation, titled Becoming What We Are. It defends Aristotle’s ethics in light of scientific naturalism – and offers a tendentious definition of scientific naturalism.
In 2012, I published a my first book, Sola Scriptura, a Platonic dialogue consisting of of various Christians discussing Scripture and Tradition.