New book by Melissa Lane featured on the Humanities Council Faculty Bookshelf

May 25, 2023

The book, “Of Rule and Office: Plato’s Ideas of the Political” written by Melissa Lane, Director of the University Center for Human Values and Class of 1943 Professor of Politics, is the focus of a Faculty Author Q&A on the Humanities Council's Faculty Bookshelf. Based on her research identifying the clearly marked vocabulary of offices central to all three of Plato's major political dialogues, The Republic, The Statesman, and Laws, Professor Lane explains "how such offices fit within the broader organization and theorizing of rule."

The book will be published on June 20 by Princeton University Press. Read the Q&A interview here.

Other events marking this publication will include:

  • An “Author Meets Critics” panel on Friday, September 1, at 4:30 PM, at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Los Angeles, CA:
  • A workshop/book launch on the afternoon of Friday, October 20, in London, organized by the UK-IVR (the UK branch of the International Association of Legal and Social Philosophy): details to follow at
  • A conversation between Melissa Lane and Benjamin Morison, Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, at Labyrinth Books in Princeton, at 6 PM on November 30, 2023: details to follow at