I am looking forward to Carlo Ginzburg's reply to my new essay, “Data and Detection”, which is inspired by his 1979 essay, "Clues". Both are forthcoming in a 2019 collection, Slow Reading and the Shock of Recognition, ed. A. A. Robiglio (University of Cordoba Press).
David Lloyd Dusenbury, “Balthasar de Ayala”, Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy, ed. Marco Sgarbi (Springer 2016). [In press.] Several excerpts from the author’s typescript are copied below: Balthasar de Ayala, shortly before his death Biography Balthasar de Ayala was born in 1548 in Antwerp. His mother, Agnès de Renialme, belonged to the Hispano-Flemish nobility. His father,… Continue reading The status of the enemy – “Balthasar de Ayala,” Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy (Springer 2016)
In Pilate and Jesus, Giorgio Agamben argues that Pontius Pilate never formally condemned Jesus of Nazareth. “The traditional interpretation of Jesus’ trial … must be revised,” he urges, because “there has not been any judgment in a technical sense.” On Agamben’s telling, Pilate’s non-judgment is the original truth of Jesus’ death which has been covered… Continue reading Who judges whom? – “The Judgment of Pontius Pilate” (JLR 2017)
A critical and philological analysis of hostis and inimicus - 'public enemy' and 'private enemy' - in Carl Schmitt's Weimar-period essay, The Concept of the Political: David Lloyd Dusenbury, “Carl Schmitt on Hostis and Inimicus: A Veneer for Bloody-Mindedness,” Ratio Juris. An International Journal of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law 28.3 (2015), 431–440. An excerpt from the… Continue reading “A philosophy of merciless war” – Carl Schmitt on hostis and inimicus (Ratio Juris 2015)