Robert Arp, Ph.D.

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Fairly Recent Happenings:

I'm working on a monograph being considered for publication by several publishers.

My edited book, Revisiting Aquinas's Proofs for the Existence of God, came out in early 2016 through Brill/Rodopi's Philosophy and Religion series. It features scholars writing in a debate-style format.

Ben McGraw is a hard-working scholar. He and I edited three books recently, with a fourth on the way:

Philosophical Approaches to the Devil (Routledge Phil of Religion series, 2016)
The Concept of Hell (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
The Problem of Evil: New Philosophical Directions (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015)
Demonology from a Philosophical Perspective (Routledge, 2017) 

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. It has been translated into numerous languages. The Preface is written by the world-famous philosopher and bioethicist, Art Caplan. You can also read the goodreads reviews.

I edited 1001 Quotations To Enlighten, Entertain, and Inspire, which is out now.

The 2nd edition of my logic text with 
Jamie Watson (another hard-working scholar), Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Reasoning Well, is now available.

Contact Information:


(703) 946-4669 / [email protected] / Wikipedia Site / Amazon.com Page


I am a trained philosopher currently teaching in-class and online philosophy, humanities, and world religions courses as an adjunct at several schools. I would like to get back into academia as a full-time professor; though, I have been teaching and publishing as if I had a full-time professorship, as my CV demonstrates. 


My specializations, concentrations, and general interests include:


Applied Ethics

Modern Philosophy

Feminist Philosophy

Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of Biology

The History of Western Philosophy

Pop Culture and Philosophy


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


I am a member of the American Philosophical Association, the Society for Modern Philosophy, the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science, and the Philosophy of Science Association.

Professional Experience at a Glance:

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1996-Present:
Teaching in-class and online philosophy, humanities, and world religions courses as an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, then Assistant Professor, then Adjunct Professor again, to include:

Southwest Minnesota State University (Assistant Professor, 2005-2006)
Florida State University (Visiting Assistant Professor, 2006-2007)
Saint Louis University (Adjunct Professor, 1996-2005)
University of Missouri - St. Louis (Adjunct Professor, 1999-2005)
Webster University - St. Louis (Adjunct Professor, 1999-Present)
Fontbonne College (now University, Adjunct Professor, 1999-2005)
Harris-Stowe State College (now University, Adjunct Professor, 1996-2005)
McKendree College (Adjunct Professor, 1996-2005)
Jefferson College (Adjunct Professor, 1996-2000)
Maryville College (Adjunct Professor, 2000-2005)
Lewis and Clark Community College (Adjunct Professor, 2000-2005)
Forest Park Community College (Adjunct Professor, 1996-2005)
Florissant Valley Community College (Adjunct Professor, 1999-2005)
St. Charles Community College (Adjunct Professor, 1999-2005)
Northern Virginia Community College (Adjunct Professor, 2007-2011)
University of Missouri - Kansas City (Adjunct Professor, 2011-Present)
Webster University - Kansas City (Adjunct Professor, 2011-Present)
Barton Community College (Adjunct Professor, 2011-2013)
Maple Woods Community College (Adjunct Professor, 2011-2013)
Penn Valley Community College (Adjunct Professor, 2011-2013)
Johnson County Community College (Adjunct Professor, 2011-Present)
University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, KS (Adjunct Professor, 2011-2014)
Missouri Western State University (Adjunct Professor, 2015-Present)

2009-Present:
Researcher and Analyst for projects with the US Air Force, NIH, and US Army

2007-2009:
Postdoctoral Research Associate at National Center for Biomedical Ontology with Barry Smith and the Ontology Research Group

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

1993-1996:
Teacher, Coach, and Guitar Choir Director at Paul VI High School