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McKenna School to Host Baylor University Professor

by Public Relations | November 02, 2021

LATROBE, PA – The Center for Political and Economic Thought, part of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government at Saint Vincent College, will host Timothy Burns of Baylor University on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fred M. Rogers Center on campus.

Burns’ lecture, Aristotle’s Politics, Book I: Is The City Truly By Nature?, is free and open to the public.

A professor of political science and graduate program director at Baylor, Burns most recently published “Leo Strauss on Democracy, Technology, and Liberal Education” (SUNY Press, 2021). Burns has also authored “Shakespeare’s Political Wisdom” (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013) and co-authored (with Thomas L. Pangle) “Key Texts of Political Philosophy: An Introduction” (Cambridge, 2014).

In addition to writing, Burns is also the editor of “After History? Francis Fukuyama and his Critics” (Rowman and Littlefield, 1994), “Recovering Reason: Essays in Honor of Thomas L. Pangle” (Lexington, 2010) and "Brill’s Companion to Leo Strauss’ Writings on Classical Political Thought” (Brill, 2015). He has co-edited “The Future of Liberal Education” with Peter Lawler (Routledge, 2014) and “Philosophy, History, and Tyranny: Re-examining the Debate between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojève” with Bryan-Paul Frost (SUNY Press, 2016).

Burns is also translator of Marcellinus’ “Life of Thucydides,” author of several articles on thinkers from Homer to Nietzsche, editor in chief of Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, and co-editor (with Thomas L. Pangle) of Palgrave MacMillan’s “Recovering Political Philosophy” series.

For more information, contact Mary Beth McConahey, Assistant Director of the Center for Political and Economic Thought, at or (724) 805-2120.

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