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A/Prof. George Duke

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Position

Associate Professor in Philosophy

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

School of Hum & Social Science

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Biography

George completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2011 and his JD at the Melbourne Law School in 2018. George's main research areas are the philosophy of law, constitutional theory and the history of political and legal thought. He has published in leading journals on these topics, including International Journal of Constitutional Law, Global Constitutionalism, German Law JournalOxford Journal of Legal Studies, Legal Theory, Law and Philosophy, European Law Review, American Journal of Jurisprudence, European Journal of Political TheoryPolitical Studies and History of Political Thought. In 2018 George was awarded the Zines Prize for the best 2017 article published in the Federal Law Review. He is the author of Aristotle and Law: The Politics of Nomos (CUP, 2019) - recently translated into Spanish - and co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Jurisprudence (CUP, 2017). George is currently a chief investigator on the ARC Discovery Project (DP220100967) Constituent Power in Federal Constitutions, and is a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Jurisprudence

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Publications

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2024

A Theory of Plural Constituent Power for Federal Systems

Nicholas Aroney, George Duke, Stephen Tierney

(2024), Global Constitutionalism, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article
2023

Aristóteles y el derecho. La política del nomos

George Duke

(2023), Mexico City, Mexico, A1

book

Can the People Exercise Constituent Power?

George Duke

(2023), pp. 1-28, International Journal of Constitutional Law, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Habermas, Popular Sovereignty, and the Legitimacy of Law

George Duke

(2023), pp. 1-30, Law and Critique: journal of critical legal studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2022

Between Constituent Power and Constituent Authority

G Duke, E Arcioni

(2022), Vol. 42, pp. 345-365, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, C1

journal article

Explanatory Causes in Aristotle's Constitutional Theory

G Duke

(2022), Vol. 117, pp. 45-62, Classical Philology, Chicago, Illinois, C1

journal article

Constituent Power and the Commonwealth Constitution

George Duke, Carlo Dellora

(2022), Vol. 44, pp. 199-227, The Sydney Law Review, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article

Constituent Power and the Commonwealth Constitution: A Preliminary Investigation

G Duke, C Dellora

(2022), Vol. 44, pp. 199-227, Sydney Law Review, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article

Aristotle and Modern Constitutionalism

George Duke

(2022), Vol. 4, pp. 66-90, Ancient Philosophy Today, Edinburgh, Scotland, C1

journal article
2021

Constant's liberal theory of popular sovereignty

G Duke

(2021), Vol. 29, pp. 848-870, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, C1

journal article
2020

Aristotle and law : the politics of nomos

George Duke

(2020), London, Eng., A1

book

The Principle of the Common Good

George Duke

(2020), pp. 251-266, Christianity and Global Law, Abingdon, Oxon, B1

book chapter

Strong popular sovereignty and constitutional legitimacy

G Duke

(2020), Vol. 19, pp. 354-374, European journal of political theory, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Law as rational constraint: Nicomachean ethics x 9

George Duke

(2020), Vol. 40, pp. 1-19, Ancient philosophy, Charlottesville, Va., C1

journal article

Inherent constraints on constituent power

George Duke

(2020), Vol. 40, pp. 795-818, Oxford journal of legal studies, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Carl Schmitt's Political Romanticism and the Foundations of Law

G Duke

(2020), Vol. 9, pp. 413-434, Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, C1

journal article

The Aristotelian legislator and political naturalism

George Duke

(2020), Vol. 70, pp. 620-638, Classical quarterly, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

Aristotle as natural law theorist

George Duke

(2019), pp. 13-30, Research handbook on natural law theory, Cheltenham, Eng., B1

book chapter

Law's normative point

G Duke

(2019), Vol. 38, pp. 1-27, Law and philosophy, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

European Constitutionalism and constituent power

G Duke

(2019), Vol. 44, pp. 49-65, European law review, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Sovereignty and the common good

G Duke

(2019), Vol. 17, pp. 66-88, International Journal of Constitutional Law, C1

journal article

Aristotle on constitutional and legal reform

George Duke

(2019), Vol. 40, pp. 381-404, History of political thought, Exeter, Eng., C1

journal article

Aristotle and natural law

George Duke

(2019), Vol. 82, pp. 1-23, Review of politics, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Plato's Gorgias and the Power of 'Greek passage'

G Duke

(2018), Vol. 100, pp. 1-18, Archiv fur Geschichte der Philosophie, C1

journal article
2017

Introduction

George Duke, Robert George

(2017), pp. 1-14, The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Jurisprudence, Cambridge, Eng., B1

book chapter

The common good

G Duke

(2017), pp. 369-396, The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Jurisprudence, Cambridge, Eng., B1

book chapter

Political authority and the common good

G Duke

(2017), Vol. 65, pp. 877-892, Political studies, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Popular sovereignty and the nationhood power

G Duke

(2017), Vol. 45, pp. 415-444, Federal law review, Acton, A.C.T., C1

journal article

The Cambridge companion to natural law jurisprudence

G Duke, R George

(2017), Cambridge, Eng., A7

edited book
2016

Husserl and the Problem of Abstract Objects

G Duke, P Woelert

(2016), Vol. 97, pp. 27-47, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, C1

journal article

The distinctive common good

G Duke

(2016), Vol. 78, pp. 227-250, Review of Politics, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Two functions of Aristotle's common advantage

G Duke

(2016), Vol. 37, pp. 195-215, History of political thought, Exeter, Eng., C1

journal article

AQUINAS, KANT, AND THE ECLIPSE OF PRACTICAL REASON

George Duke

(2016), Vol. 69, pp. 709-738, REVIEW OF METAPHYSICS, C1

journal article

The weak natural law thesis and the common good

G Duke

(2016), Vol. 35, pp. 485-509, Law and Philosophy, C1

journal article
2015

Dummett, the Frege-Husserl exchange and the analytical tradition

G Duke

(2015), pp. 211-230, Dummett on analytical philosophy, Basingstoke, Eng., B1

book chapter

The planning theory and natural law

G Duke

(2015), Vol. 34, pp. 173-200, Law and philosophy, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article
2014

Gadamer and political authority

G Duke

(2014), Vol. 13, pp. 25-40, European journal of political theory, London, England, C1

journal article

Hobbes on political authority, practical reason and truth

G Duke

(2014), Vol. 33, pp. 605-627, Law and philosophy, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Aristotle and the authoritativeness of politikē

G Duke

(2014), Vol. 22, pp. 631-654, British journal for the history of philosophy, Abingdon, England, C1

journal article
2013

Dummett and the problem of abstract objects

G Duke

(2013), Vol. XXXII, pp. 61-75, Teorema, Murcia, Spain, C1

journal article

Finnis on the authority of law and the common good

G Duke

(2013), Vol. 19, pp. 44-62, Legal theory, Cambridge, England, C1

journal article

The Aristotelian spoudaios as ethical exemplar in Finnis's natural law theory

G Duke

(2013), Vol. 58, pp. 183-204, American journal of jurisprudence, Notre Dame, Indiana, C1

journal article
2012

Dummett on abstract objects

G Duke

(2012), Basingstoke, England, A1

book

The Sophists (Ancient Greek)

G Duke

(2012), pp. 1-14, Internet encyclopedia of philosophy, [unknown], C1

journal article

The syntactic priority thesis and ontological disputes

G Duke

(2012), Vol. 42, pp. 149-164, Canadian journal of philosophy, Calgary, Canada, C1

journal article

Abstract singular terms and thin reference

G Duke

(2012), Vol. 78, pp. 276-292, Theoria : a Swedish journal of philosophy, West Sussex, England, C1

journal article
2011

Post-analytic philosophy : overcoming the divide?

G Duke, E Walsh, J Chase, J Reynolds

(2011), pp. 7-24, Postanalytic and metacontinental : crossing philosophical divides, London, England, B1-1

book chapter
2009

Dummett and the origins of analytical philosophy

G Duke

(2009), Vol. 63, pp. 329-347, The review of metaphysics, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Constituent power in federal constitutions

Prof Nicholas Aroney, A/Prof George Duke

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2024: $16,917
  • 2023: $51,295
  • 2022: $46,117

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2023

Linda Wollersheim

Thesis entitled: Comparing the Politics of Energy Transition Discourses in Germany and Australia

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2020

Joshua Badge

Thesis entitled: Reconciling authority with reason: Gadamer and the problem of authority

Master of Arts, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2022

Brodie Kennelly

Thesis entitled: Toward a Neo-Lockean Account of Our Obligations to the Dead

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2014

Daniel Jeffrey Edward Townsend

Thesis entitled: Leo Strauss and Islam

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences