About the Curator

Gordon Marino

Professor Gordon Marino earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and B.A. from Columbia University. His areas of specialization include History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, and Kierkegaard. For more information on the philosophy and seminar courses lead by Professor Marino, please visit his St. Olaf faculty webpage or the official course catalogue.

Professor Marino is the author of Kierkegaard in the Present Age and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard. His articles have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, American Poetry Review, and many other periodicals. Marino is also the Curator of the Hong Kierkegaard Library.

For an abbreviated list, click here for Gordon Marino’s curriculum vitae. The complete list of his publications can be found on the Publications page of the Hong Kierkegaard Library website.


The Existentialist’s Survival Guide: How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age.


Ethics: The Essential Writings
The Quotable Kierkegaard
Kierkegaard in the Present Age
The Basic Writings of Existentialism

The Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard (co-edited by Gordon Marino and Alastair Hannay)
Kierkegaard on Anthropology and Authority (coedited by Gordon Marin,  Poul Houe, and Sven Hakon Rossel)


Teaching experience

St. Olaf College: Kierkegaard & Existentialism; Law, Politics, and Morality; Making of the Modern Mind; Ethics and the Good Life; Freud & the Study of Human Behavior; Senior Seminar on Nietzsche; Sports and Ethics; Philosophy of Sport; Race and Sport

University of Florida: Sport ethics (graduate level); Ethical Issues in Sport (undergraduate); Medical Ethics (Shands)

Florida State University: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Freud and the problem of self-deception (Graduate Seminar)

Selected Media

Articles in the Public Sphere