Robert Arp, Ph.D.

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What's New?

- My logic text with Jamie Watson, Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Reasoning Well, came out in 2011 through Bloomsbury. It has sold well enough that we are now working on a second edition to be published at the end of 2014.

- My edited book, 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think, came out in late 2013 through Simon & Schuster (and several other publishing houses throughout the world). The British cover through Octopus Publishing Group in London is pretty neat, too. This was my biggest publishing endeavor yet, given that I had to get numerous folks to write about all 1001 ideas! The Preface is written by the world-famous philosopher and bioethicist, Art Caplan.

- Signed a contract at the end of 2013 to edit a book titled Revisiting Aquinas's Proofs for the Existence of God through Rodopi's Philosophy and Religion series. There has always been a soft spot in my heart for Aquinas, and the scholars signed up for the book are hard-core Thomists. The book will be written in a debate-style format.

Contact Information

(703) 946-4669 / / Wikipedia Site / Page

I am a trained philosopher currently doing research, analysis, and writing for the US Army with interests that include:

I have done a lot of technical writing, academic writing, pop culture writing, editing, researching, teaching, presenting, and publishing in the areas mentioned above, and in other areas, too.

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Professional Experience at a Glance

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(1) Professional Resume

(2) Academic CV

- 2011-Present:
Researcher and Analyst for projects with the US Army at Ft. Leavenworth
- 2009-2011:
Researcher and Analyst for projects with the Department of Defense, US Air Force, and National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC
- 2007-2009:
Postdoctoral Research Associate at National Center for Biomedical Ontology with Barry Smith and the Ontology Research Group
- 2007-Present:
Teaching in-class and on-line philosophy and religion courses as an adjunct professor
- 2006-2007:
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University
- 2005-2006:
Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Southwest Minnesota State University
- 1996-2005:
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Graduate Student at Saint Louis University
(Institutions and courses taught may be provided upon request. Email me at:
- 1993-1996:
Teacher, Coach, and Guitar Choir Director at Paul VI High School 
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