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V. Bradley Lewis reviews my book Platonic Legislations: An Essay on Legal Critique in Ancient Greece (2017) in The Journal of Hellenic Studies (2019). He begins: "[Dusenbury's] argument can be briefly stated: law is a central object of Plato’s philosophical interest, so much so that he not only studies legislation, but engages in it, and this more than once (hence 'legislations'). But… Continue reading Platonic Legislations (2017) in the Journal of Hellenic Studies
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)
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)
Dusenbury will be writing several chapters of his next book in residence at the gorgeous estate of The Hardt Foundation in Vandœuvres, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland, in May 2018. Baron Kurd von Hardt (d. 1958)
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)
“A ‘post-phenomenological’ reading of Augustine on time, The Space of Time … argues through close engagement with the Latin text that, when Augustine says that time is distentio animi, he means that it is a ‘dilation’ not of the mind, but of one’s sensory experience.”