About

Baltic Sea July 2018.3David Lloyd Dusenbury, MPhil, MPhil, PhD

I am a postdoctoral fellow at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2019-20). My books are The Space of Time (2014), Platonic Legislations (2017), and The Innocence of Pontius Pilate (2020).

My doctoral thesis (University of Leuven. 2017) reconstructs the cosmopolitan thought behind a fourth-century anthropological text by a Syrian philosopher-bishop, Nemesius of Emesa (present-day Homs). A revised version of this study is forthcoming with Oxford University Press as Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature (Oxford Early Christian Studies).

I have been an affiliate professor at Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore); a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Leuven (near Brussels); a visiting fellow at Dumbarton Oaks (Washington, D.C.); and a scholar in residence at the Fondation Hardt (Geneva).

I have lectured widely in Europe on philosophy, law, religion, and the history of ideas. My scholarly articles treat the concept of time in Augustine of Hippo and Isidore of Seville; the legal theory of Carl Schmitt and Giorgio Agamben; and the aesthetics of Georges Bataille. I regularly contribute to the Times Literary Supplement, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other cultural and political reviews.

I have a keen interest in “machine intelligence” and the future of politics and high culture; and I am at work, very fitfully, on my first novel.