The philosophy department at UC Denver consists of engaged scholars. Each of the full time faculty possesses a specialist’s knowledge of specific fields and figures, but these specializations are complimented by the generalist’s perspective. The typical gap between scholar and teacher is crossed constantly by the UC Denver philosophy department. For the student this means that the fine points of philosophical ideas are carefully explained, while they are also set into a larger historical and practical context, largely free of jargon. Students benefit because they are dialectically guided away from what they know towards what they don’t know; teachers benefit because this kind of contact with students introduces new perspectives and concerns into their explanations. The overall result is an exciting transaction of arguments and ideas.