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The Platonian Leviathan, Leon Harold Craig

Label
The Platonian Leviathan
Title
The Platonian Leviathan
Statement of responsibility
Leon Harold Craig
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Craig, Leon Harold
Dewey number
320.1
Index
index present
LC call number
B1247
LC item number
.C69 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hobbes, Thomas
  • Political science
  • Political science
  • State, The
  • Science politique
  • Idées politiques
  • État
Summary expansion
Thomas Hobbes's influential political treatise, Leviathan, was first published in 1651. Many scholars have since credited him with a mechanistic outlook towards human nature that established the basis of modern Western political philosophy from the perspective of social contract theory. In The Platonian Leviathan, Leon Harold Craig weaves together philosophy, political science, and literature to offer a radical re-interpretation of Hobbes's most famous work. Though Craig begins and concludes his analysis with discussions of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick and includes an essay on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, the bulk of his two-part commentary centres on Leviathan. Part One shows the overt principles of Hobbes's political prescription to be untenable, and strongly suggests that Hobbes himself did not subscribe to these rules, using them only as tools to further his philosophical goals. In Part Two, Craig displays the underlying Platonism of Hobbes's thinking. Sure to be controversial, The Platonian Leviathan may nonetheless re-orient the future direction of Hobbes scholarship
Label
The Platonian Leviathan, Leon Harold Craig
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Melvillian overture : Moby-dick and philosophy -- Part one, The problematical Leviathan : Kakaphonia -- A Conradian intermezzo : variations on the state of nature -- Part two, The platonic Leviathan : Harmonia -- A Melvillian coda : Moby-Dick as fourfold allegory
Control code
445229913
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 694 pages
Isbn
9781442641068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)445229913
Label
The Platonian Leviathan, Leon Harold Craig
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Melvillian overture : Moby-dick and philosophy -- Part one, The problematical Leviathan : Kakaphonia -- A Conradian intermezzo : variations on the state of nature -- Part two, The platonic Leviathan : Harmonia -- A Melvillian coda : Moby-Dick as fourfold allegory
Control code
445229913
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 694 pages
Isbn
9781442641068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)445229913

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