Leon Harold Craig The Platonian Leviathan

ISBN 13: 9781442641068

The Platonian Leviathan

5 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781442641068: The Platonian Leviathan
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Leon Harold Craig is a professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta.

Review:

'Written from a sense of urgency ... The Platonian Leviathan is a tightly woven argument. Leon Harold Craig sets about his task with the joy of a scholar in command of his sources but with the motivation of a genuine (and so rare) philosopher ... Craig's book will change forever the way serious readers of Hobbes understand the master.'

(Barry Cooper, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 96.00
US$ 116.40

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781442616004: The Platonian Leviathan

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1442616008 ISBN 13:  9781442616004
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Sch..., 2013
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Leon Harold Craig
Published by University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division (2010)
ISBN 10: 1442641061 ISBN 13: 9781442641068
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1442641061

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 116.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Leon Harold Craig
Published by University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division (2010)
ISBN 10: 1442641061 ISBN 13: 9781442641068
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1442641061

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 153.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Craig, Leon Harold
Published by University of Toronto Press, S (2010)
ISBN 10: 1442641061 ISBN 13: 9781442641068
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Toronto Press, S, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111442641061

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 161.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Leon Harold Craig
Published by University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division (2010)
ISBN 10: 1442641061 ISBN 13: 9781442641068
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1442641061n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 359.83
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds