Patrick Lenta
Position Associate Professor
Discipline
Philosophy
Campus Durban
Phone No. +27 (0) 31 260 1010
E-Mail lentap@ukzn.ac.za
Room No. Room A313, 2nd Floor, MTB Building, Howard College Campus

Degrees Held

  • MA LLB (Natal) PhD (Cantab)

Research Interests

  • Ethics, Applied Ethics, Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law

Teaching Interests

  • Ethics, Applied Ethics, Jurisprudence

Selected Publications

  • (2013) “In Defence of the Right of Religious Associations to Discriminate: Reply to Bilchitz and De Freitas”. South African Journal of Human Rights. 29(2): 429-447.
  • (2013) “Revelation and Legitimation in Albie Sachs’s The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law”. English in Africa. 40(1): 79-97.
  • (2012) “Corporal Punishment of Children”. Social Theory and Practice. 38(4): 689-716.
  • (2012) “The Right of Religious Associations to Discriminate”. South African Journal of Human Rights. 28(2): 231-257.
  • (2010) “Discipline in Disgrace”. Mosaic, a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature. 43(3): 1-16.
  • (2010) “Law, Subject De/formation and Resistance in Modisane’s Blame Me on History. Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa. 22(2): 101-118.
  • (2009) “What Conditional Amnesty Is Not”. Theoria: A Journal of Political and Social Theory. 56: 44-64.
  • (2009) “Taking Diversity Seriously: Religious Associations and Work-related Discrimination”. South African Law Journal. 126(4): 827-860.
  • (2009) “‘Everyday Abnormality’”: Crime and In/security in Ivan Vladislavić’s Portrait with Keys”. Journal of Commonwealth Literature. 44: 117-133.
  • (2008) “Religious and Cultural Accommodations to School Uniform Regulations”. Constitutional Court Review. 1: 259-293.
  • (2008) (co-authored with Douglas Farland) “Desert, Justice and Capital Punishment”. Criminal Law and Philosophy. 2(3): 273-290.
  • (2008) “Iron Law and Colonial Desire: Legality and Criminality in Paton’s Too Late the Phalarope”. Journal of Literary Studies. 24(3): 68-85.
  • (2007) “Muslim Headscarves in the Workplace and in Schools”. South African Law Journal. 124: 296-319.
  • (2006) (co-authored with Simon Beck) “A Sporting Dilemma and its Jurisprudence” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport. 33: 125-143.
  • (2006) “‘Legal Illegality’: Waiting for the Barbarians after September 11”. Journal of Postcolonial Writing. 42(1): 71-83.

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