“Makes philosophy come alive” –Dr. Chris Bounds, Asbury University
“A good-conversation machine” –Dr. Andrew Selby, Trinity Classical Academy
“Enthusiastic, personable, and precise” –Dr. Dan Breazeale, University of Kentucky
“A deep thinker with a jovial personality” –Jimmy Prehn, Pixona
“Dynamism, acumen, and compassion” –Peter Gross, Wheatstone Academy
“Give[s] me great hope for our next generation” –Cinda Tribble, Institute for Excellence in Writing
Hi, I’m Keith Buhler, a philosopher, classical teacher, and writer from Los Angeles. Thanks for visiting.
I’m currently teaching History, Writing, and Greek at a classical Christian school in LA. Before that, I recently finished a semester long postdoc at the University of Kentucky, and three years as philosophy instructor at Asbury University.
As an educator, I use humor and Socratic dialog to create a friendly and challenging learning atmosphere. Then inspiring lectures, high expectations, and hard questions motivate and invigorate students to reflect on Great Books, film, music, and their own lives.
My experience with classical education began at the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University. I began teaching in 2001, leading Socratic discussions about fairy tales with 4th grade GATE students in Long Beach, CA. Since then, I’ve served two years as Master Tutor at Torrey Academy (La Mirada, CA), Assistant Director at Wheatstone Academy (La Habra, CA), and High School Director at Veritas Christian Academy (Lexington, KY). We build programs that are truly classical: fully engaged in primary sources, digging into the big ideas that have occupied the western imagination, and in zealous pursuit of virtue and wisdom.
Outside of the classroom, I am a devout amateur. I believe it is important to create things for the love of it: For example, I self-published a Platonic dialog about Scripture and Tradition, and have written or co-written four feature-length screenplays (none produced – yet!). I enjoy creating art with unusual media like silly putty, snow, sand, and pumpkins, and I also write poetry, draw, paint, sculpt, act, MC, sing tenor and create the occasional website.
I am happily married to one of the world’s few Perfect Women, with whom I have two children who are Not Yet Perfect. Put together, they make life a raucous good time.