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Frank N. Pagano

Tutor, St. John's College

Areas of Expertise

  • Political Philosophy
  • Great Books
  • American Government

Frank Pagano is a member of the senior faculty of St. John’s College, one of the premier great books colleges in the United States. He has taught the full undergraduate curriculum, including courses on Newton and Locke, and seminars on Shakespeare, Plato, and the Bible.

From 2001-2003 he served as director of graduate education on the Santa Fe campus.

His scholarship on Edmund Burke’s early writings appears in Polity and Interpretation. He is editor of the Liberty Fund edition of Burke’s A Vindication of Natural Society. He has delivered papers at the American Political Science Association, the Northeastern Political Science Association and the Southwestern Social Science Association Meetings on Montesquieu, Rousseau and Burke.

Mr. Pagano has lectured publically at both Middlebury College and at St. John’s College on Herodotus, Plato, Aristophanes, Xenophon, Sophocles, Spengler, Bacon, Philip Roth and William Faulkner. His most recent lectures have focused on Sophocles, Nietzsche, and Bacon. He is currently working on the modern attack on the political conditions for humanity and their defense. He received an AB in government from Cornell University and a PH.D. in political science from Boston College.

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