Department of Government
Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas
Lorraine Smith Pangle is Professor of Government and Co-director for the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas at the University of Texas at Austin. She has a B.A. in history from Yale, a B.Ed. from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Committee on Social Thought. She has won fellowships from the Searle, Olin, and Earhart Foundations, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her publications include Virtue is Knowledge: The Socratic Paradox and the Problem of Moral Responsibility ( Chicago, forthcoming); The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin (Johns Hopkins, 2007); Aristotle and the Philosophy of Friendship (Cambridge, 2003); The Learning of Liberty: The Educational Ideas of the American Founders (co-authored with Thomas L. Pangle, Kansas, 1993); and articles on Plato, Aristotle, the American founders, and the philosophy of education.