Bart Schultz

Civic Knowledge Project / Philosophy


Bart Schultz is Senior Lecturer in Humanities (Philosophy), Special Programs Coordinator for the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, and Executive Director of the Civic Knowledge Project. He has taught in the College at the University of Chicago for 24 years, designing a wide range of courses for the College Core as well as courses on John Dewey, Political Philosophy, and Happiness. He has also published widely in philosophy. His book Henry Sidgwick: Eye of the Universe (Cambridge, 2004) won the American Philosophical Society’s prestigious Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History for 2004. Other publications include Essays on Henry Sidgwick (Cambridge, 1992) and Utilitarianism and Empire (Lexington, 2005). Schultz has worked extensively in adult education and community connections. He has been instrumental in helping the University of Chicago develop affordable, high-quality educational programs for disadvantaged communities on Chicago’s South Side.