About the Curator


Professor 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.

He 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. Professor Marino is also the Curator of the Hong Kierkegaard Library.

An abbreviated list of Gordon Marino’s curriculum vitae can be found online, and a list of his publications can be found below. Contact information can be found on the Hong Kierkegaard Library Directory webpage.

Authored Books

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

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Ethics: The Essential Writings
The Quotable Kierkegaard
Kierkegaard in the Present Age

 The Cambridge Companion

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)

Select Media

Gordon Marino has been featured in numerous talk shows, radio programs, and other broadcasts… more

Articles in the Public Sphere

Internationally prominent news sources have published dozens of articles written by Gordon Marino… more