Richard Stalley on Platonic Legislations (2017)

Richard Stalley reviews my book Platonic Legislations (2017) in The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition. "Dusenbury's ... suggestion that Plato engages in a critique of law undoubtedly offers a fresh and potentially illuminating approach to Plato's political and legal philosophy," Stalley writes, "and also raises some significant issues for the philosophy of law." He continues: "The… Continue reading Richard Stalley on Platonic Legislations (2017)

Alex Long comments on Platonic Legislations (2017)

In the new issue of Phronesis, Alex Long takes note of Platonic Legislations (2017) — a book that moves, Long says, "at breakneck speed". Copied below: "In Platonic Legislations: An Essay on Legal Critique in Ancient Greece, Dusenbury considers the relationship between law and flux: as legislation is undertaken in a world of constant change, a lawgiver’s work… Continue reading Alex Long comments on Platonic Legislations (2017)

“Law is not the most perfect right.” – Platonic Legislations (Springer 2017)

D. L. Dusenbury, Platonic Legislations: An Essay on Legal Critique in Ancient Greece (Springer, 2017) This book discusses how Plato, one the fiercest legal critics in ancient Greece, became its most influential legislator. Making use of a vast scholarly literature, and offering original readings of a number of dialogues, it argues that the need for… Continue reading “Law is not the most perfect right.” – Platonic Legislations (Springer 2017)