Melissa Lane, Professor Of Politics At Princeton University Visits Gold Mercury

Melissa Lane, Professor of Politics at Princeton University and Director of the Program in Values and Public Life based in the University Center for Human Values visited Gold Mercury to meet Nicolas De Santis, Gold Mercury President.


“Prof Lane has developed an incredible body of work connecting ancient Greek political thought with our modern times and critical issues, including sustainability. This provides great clarity and a solid base to structure new thinking in our complex world,”

said Nicolas de Santis, Gold Mercury President.

Her work is in political theory, with her principal expertise being ancient Greek political thought and its modern reception. She also works on a broad range of topics in the history of political thought and in normative theory and public ethics. She is a 2012 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and in 2012-13 is on leave from Princeton as a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

Professor Lane’s books include Eco-Republic; Plato’s Progeny: How Plato and Socrates still captivate the modern mind; Method and Politics in Plato’s Statesman; and a new ‘Introduction’ to the Penguin Classics volume of Plato’s Republic (2007 edition). She has edited, with Martin A. Ruehl, A Poet’s Reich: Politics and Culture in the George Circle (Camden House), in which her own contribution builds on archival work on the Circle’s reading of Plato, and is currently editing, with Verity Harte, Politeia in Greek and Roman Philosophy for Cambridge University Press. She is a contributor to both The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought (of which she was also an Associate Editor) and The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century Political Thought. Her article on ‘ancient political philosophy’ was published in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy in 2010. Current projects include the rule of knowledge in Platonic thought and the figure of the legislator in the history of political thought.

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