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Lewis Trelawny-Cassity

 Lewis Trelawny-Cassity


office: McGregor 217
phone: 937-479-4050

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Lewis Trelawny-Cassity’s areas of philosophic interest are the history of philosophy, political philosophy, and environmental ethics. He was appointed a Bradley Fellow at Boston College and received university-wide awards for excellence in both teaching and research at Binghamton. Trelawny-Cassity’s dissertation research focused on Plato's last work, the Laws, and he has published peer-reviewed essays in Polis and The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter and written book reviews for The Bryn Mawr Classical Review and The Classical Bulletin. At Binghamton, he participated in on-campus and community efforts to protect local parks and to increase public awareness of the risks that unregulated drilling for natural gas poses to the environment and citizens of upstate New York.


M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy, Binghamton University
M.A., Political Science, Boston College
B.A., English Literature, Environmental Policy, Warren Wilson College


"tēn tou aristou doxan : On the Theory and Practice of Punishment in Plato's Laws," Polis: The Journal of the Society for Greek Political Thought, Vol. 27, No. 2 (2010).

"Showing the Existence of Nous in Laws 10," in The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter, Fall 2009 (blind peer-reviewed).

Invited Review of Holger Thesleff's Platonic PatternsPDF file icon in The Classical Bulletin, Vol. 85, No. 1&2 (2010).

Review of Plato: Laws 10PDF file icon by Robert Mayhew, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, February 2009


“The Role of Property Classes in Plato’s Laws,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, New York, 23 October 2011.

Panel Organizer and Participant: “Approaching Magnesia: Politics, Virtue, and the Soul in Plato's Laws,” Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Baltimore, 14 October, 2011.

"On the Interdependence of Legislation and Theology in Plato's Laws," SPEL Colloquium, Binghamton University, 2 December 2010.

"Providence and Legislation in Plato's Laws," Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, 11 November 2010.

"Remarks on Plato's "Metaphysics" and Political Philosophy," The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Binghamton University, 11 October 2010.

"On Plutarch's Reading of Anagkē as Precosmic Psuchē" for "Plutarch Interprets Plato," panel organized by Mark Shiffman, Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, New York, October 2010.

"On the Role of Chora and Paradeigma in Plato's Legislative Craftsmanship," Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Elizabeth, 9 October 2010.

"Showing the Existence of Nous in Laws 10," American Philological Association, National Conference, Anaheim, January 2010.

"Cosmic and Political Time in Plato's Timaeus," An International Conference on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy," New York, 17 October, 2009.

"Creating Political Space in Aristophanes' Assembly of Women," Meeting of The Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Wilmington, 9 October 2009.


Fall 2011

PHIL 110 History of Western Philosophy: Classical Thinkers
GS 110 Global Seminar: Water