Lorraine Smith Pangle

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Lorraine Smith Pangle
Born (1958-04-26) April 26, 1958 (age 60)
Era21st century Philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
Main interests
political philosophy, philosophy of friendship, ethics

Lorraine Smith Pangle (born April 26, 1958) is a professor of political philosophy in the Department of Government and co-director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas at the University of Texas at Austin. Her interests are ancient, early modern, and American political philosophy, ethics, the philosophy of education, and problems of justice and moral responsibility.[1][2][3][4] 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. Pangle received her B.A. in history from Yale, a B.Ed. from the University of Toronto, and her PhD from University of Chicago in 1999. She is married to Thomas Pangle.[5]


  • Virtue Is Knowledge: The Moral Foundations of Socratic Political Philosophy, University of Chicago Press, 2014
  • The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin (The Political Philosophy of the American Founders), Johns Hopkins, 2007
  • Aristotle and the Philosophy of Friendship, Cambridge, 2003
  • The Learning of Liberty: The Educational Ideas of the American Founders (with Thomas Pangle). University Press of Kansas, 1993

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  1. ^ ""Aristotle and the Philosophy of Friendship" reviewed by Gabriel Richardson Lear". Ndpr.nd.edu. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  2. ^ "American Freedom Alliance". Americanfreedomalliance.org. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  3. ^ "A review of The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin by Lorraine Smith Pangle". Claremont.org. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  4. ^ Lerner, Ralph (November 1994). "Review:The Learning of Liberty: The Educational Ideas of the American Founders". American Journal of Education. 103 (1): 110–114. doi:10.2307/1085502. JSTOR 1085502.
  5. ^ "Ross M. Lence Master Teacher Residency: 2009 Events". Uh.edu. 17 October 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2014.

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