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Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes,Edwin Curley Book Summary:

Designed to meet the needs of both student and scholar, this edition of Leviathan offers a brilliant introduction by Edwin Curley, modernized spelling and punctuation of the text, and the inclusion, along with historical and interpretive notes, of the most significant variants between the English version of 1651 and the Latin version of 1668. A glossary of seventeenth-century English terms, and indexes of persons, subjects, and scriptural passages help make this the most thoughtfully conceived edition of Leviathan available.

Leviathan and the Air-Pump

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Leviathan and the Air-Pump by Steven Shapin,Simon Schaffer Book Summary:

Leviathan and the Air-Pump examines the conflicts over the value and propriety of experimental methods between two major seventeenth-century thinkers: Thomas Hobbes, author of the political treatise Leviathan and vehement critic of systematic experimentation in natural philosophy, and Robert Boyle, mechanical philosopher and owner of the newly invented air-pump. The issues at stake in their disputes ranged from the physical integrity of the air-pump to the intellectual integrity of the knowledge it might yield. Both Boyle and Hobbes were looking for ways of establishing knowledge that did not decay into ad hominem attacks and political division. Boyle proposed the experiment as cure. He argued that facts should be manufactured by machines like the air-pump so that gentlemen could witness the experiments and produce knowledge that everyone agreed on. Hobbes, by contrast, looked for natural law and viewed experiments as the artificial, unreliable products of an exclusive guild. The new approaches taken in Leviathan and the Air-Pump have been enormously influential on historical studies of science. Shapin and Schaffer found a moment of scientific revolution and showed how key scientific givens--facts, interpretations, experiment, truth--were fundamental to a new political order. Shapin and Schaffer were also innovative in their ethnographic approach. Attempting to understand the work habits, rituals, and social structures of a remote, unfamiliar group, they argued that politics were tied up in what scientists did, rather than what they said. Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer use the confrontation between Hobbes and Boyle as a way of understanding what was at stake in the early history of scientific experimentation. They describe the protagonists' divergent views of natural knowledge, and situate the Hobbes-Boyle disputes within contemporary debates over the role of intellectuals in public life and the problems of social order and assent in Restoration England. In a new introduction, the authors describe how science and its social context were understood when this book was first published, and how the study of the history of science has changed since then.

Leviathan: Leviathan

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Leviathan: Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes Book Summary:

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The Logic of Leviathan

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The Logic of Leviathan by David P. Gauthier Book Summary:

Oxford Scholarly Classics brings together a number of great academic works from the archives of Oxford University Press. Reissued in a uniform series design, they will enable libraries, scholars, and students to gain fresh access to some of the finest scholarship of the last century.

Leviathan, Parts I and II

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Leviathan, Parts I and II by Thomas Hobbes Book Summary:

This Broadview edition of Hobbes's classic work of political philosophy includes the full text of Part I (Of Man), Part II (Of Commonwealth), and the Review and Conclusion. The appendices, which set the work in its historical context, include a rich selection of contemporary responses to Leviathan. Also included are an introduction, explanatory notes, and a chronology of Hobbes's life. Please note that the Broadview Edition of the complete Leviathan also remains available

The Two Gods of Leviathan

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The Two Gods of Leviathan by A. P. Martinich Book Summary:

In this provocative new study, Professor Martinich shows that religious concerns pervade Leviathan and indicates how, for Hobbes, Christian doctrine is not politically destabilising and is consistent with modern science.

Hobbes: Leviathan

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Hobbes: Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes Book Summary:

Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan is arguably the greatest piece of political philosophy written in the English language. Written in a time of great political turmoil (Hobbes' life spanned the reign of Charles I, the Civil Wars, the Commonwealth and the Protectorate, and the Restoration), Leviathan is an argument for obedience to authority grounded in an analysis of human nature. Since its first publication in 1991 Richard Tuck's edition of Leviathan has been recognised as the single most accurate and authoritative text, and for this revised edition Professor Tuck has provided a much amplified and expanded introduction, which will provide students unfamiliar with Hobbes with a cogent and accessible introduction to this most challenging of texts. Other vital aids to study include an extensive guide to further reading, a note on textual matters, a chronology of important events and brief biographies of important persons mentioned in Hobbes' text.

The Leviathan in the State Theory of Thomas Hobbes

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The Leviathan in the State Theory of Thomas Hobbes by Carl Schmitt,George Schwab,Tracy B. Strong Book Summary:

Writing in 1938, under the guise of studying the significance of the symbol of the leviathan in Thomas Hobbes's theory of the state, Carl Schmitt, the Hobbes of the 20th century, provides insights into totalitarian forms of government, attacks totalitarianism, and alludes to the demise of the Third Reich.

The Cambridge Companion to Hobbes's Leviathan

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The Cambridge Companion to Hobbes's Leviathan by Patricia Springborg Book Summary:

This Companion makes a new departure in Hobbes scholarship, addressing a philosopher whose impact was as great on Continental European theories of state and legal systems as it was at home. This volume is a systematic attempt to incorporate work from both the Anglophone and Continental traditions, bringing together newly commissioned work by scholars from ten different countries in a topic-by-topic sequence of essays that follows the structure of Leviathan, re-examining the relationship among Hobbes's physics, metaphysics, politics, psychology, and religion. Collectively they showcase important revisionist scholarship that re-examines both the context for Leviathan and its reception, demonstrating the degree to which Hobbes was indebted to the long tradition of European humanist thought. This Cambridge Companion shows that Hobbes's legacy was never lost and that he belongs to a tradition of reflection on political theory and governance that is still alive, both in Europe and in the diaspora.

The Leviathan's Choice

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The Leviathan's Choice by James Michael Martinez,William Donald Richardson,D. Brandon Hornsby Book Summary:

One of the broadest and most balanced accounts of the capital punishment debate, The Leviathan's Choice explores the death penalty from four distinct perspectives—philosophical, theological, social science, and legal—and includes scholarly essays on both sides of the debate. An ideal reader for students and policy makers, this book is essential for everyone following the arguments surrounding the death penalty.

Leviathan

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Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld Book Summary:

The first novel in a masterful trilogy by #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld that School Library Journal hailed is "sure to become a classic." It is the cusp of World War I. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ genetically fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet. Aleksandar Ferdinand, a Clanker, and Deryn Sharp, a Darwinist, are on opposite sides of the war. But their paths cross in the most unexpected way, taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure….One that will change both their lives forever.

Birth of the Leviathan

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Birth of the Leviathan by Thomas Ertman Book Summary:

Ertman presents a new theory to explain the variation in political regimes and state infrastructures in pre-French Revolution Europe.

Legislative Leviathan

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Legislative Leviathan by Gary W. Cox,Mathew D. McCubbins Book Summary:

This book provides an incisive new look at the inner workings of the House of Representatives in the post-World War II era. Reevaluating the role of parties and committees, Gary Cox and Mathew McCubbins view parties in the House—especially majority parties—as a species of "legislative cartel." These cartels usurp the power, theoretically resident in the House, to make rules governing the structure and process of legislation. Possession of this rule-making power leads to two main consequences. First, the legislative process in general, and the committee system in particular, is stacked in favor of majority party interests. Second, because the majority party has all the structural advantages, the key players in most legislative deals are members of that party and the majority party's central agreements are facilitated by cartel rules and policed by the cartel's leadership. Debunking prevailing arguments about the weakening of congressional parties, Cox and McCubbins powerfully illuminate the ways in which parties exercise considerable discretion in organizing the House to carry out its work. This work will have an important impact on the study of American politics, and will greatly interest students of Congress, the presidency, and the political party system.

Leviathan, Parts I and II - Revised Edition

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Leviathan, Parts I and II - Revised Edition by Thomas Hobbes Book Summary:

Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan is the greatest work of political philosophy in English and the first great work of philosophy in English. Beginning with premises that were sometimes controversial, such as that every human action is caused by the agent’s desire for his own good, Hobbes derived shocking conclusions, such as that the civil government enjoys absolute control over its citizens and that the sovereign has the right to determine which religion is to be practiced in a commonwealth. Hobbes’s contemporaries recognized the power of arguments in Leviathan and many of them wrote responses to it; selections by John Bramhall, Robert Filmer, Edward Hyde, George Lawson, William Lucy, Samuel Pufendorf, and Thomas Tenison are included in this edition. This revised Broadview Edition of Hobbes’s classic work of political philosophy includes the full text of Part I (Of Man), Part II (Of Commonwealth), and the Review and Conclusion. The appendices, which set the work in its historical context, include a rich selection of contemporary responses to Leviathan. Also included are an introduction, explanatory notes, and a chronology of Hobbes’s life.

Behemoth Teaches Leviathan

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Behemoth Teaches Leviathan by Geoffrey M. Vaughan Book Summary:

Did Hobbes's political philosophy have practical intentions? There exists no "Hobbist" school of thought; no new political order was inspired by Hobbesian precepts. Yet in Behemoth Teaches Leviathan Geoffrey M. Vaughan revisits Behemoth to reveal hitherto unexplored pedagogic purpose to Hobbes's political philosophy. The work demonstrates Hobbes's firm commitment to government and his attempts to create a system of political education to underpin his commitment to sovereignty. Vaughan explore Hobbes's political education in detail and in an epilogue considers the resurgence of political education in contemporary liberal theory. He discovers that contemporary political education has far more in common with Hobbes's system than it does with early liberalism.

Hobbes's 'Leviathan'

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Hobbes's 'Leviathan' by Laurie M. Johnson Bagby,Laurie M. Bagby Book Summary:

Reading is an essential life skill; it can raise intelligence and develop confidence in learning. Susan Elkin's handy, introductory guide outlines teaching concepts and practical strategies to encourage reading both in and out of the classroom. Topics covered include: - Creative suggestions to encourage reading in all age groups - Ideas to support reading for pleasure as well as for information gathering - Making the most of schemes offering incentives for children to read - This is essential reading for all teachers.

Leviathan

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Leviathan by Tim Scott Book Summary:

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Leviathan by Thomas E. Sniegoski Book Summary:

Eighteen-year-old Aaron is on the run from the Powers that killed his foster parents and took his younger brother, Steven. With his dog, Gabriel, and Camael, a former Power, he is drawn north to a small town in Maine. Here Aaron, who still hasn't accepted his newfound heritage, finds comfort in the isolated, tight-knit community. But when Camael and Gabriel go missing, and their landlady suddenly attacks Aaron, he is forced to learn more about the War in Heaven and the many Powers that are fighting for dominance...of humankind.

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Leviathan by Clint Bolick Book Summary:

In Leviathan, renowned public interest attorney Bolick describes how the unchecked growth of local governments is eroding our nation's productive vitality and threatening us with "grassroots tyranny"—and ultimately reveals that, although the rules are often rigged in favor of local governments and against ordinary citizens, we can take action to rein in these bureaucracies.

Leviathan Awaits

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Leviathan Awaits by Jamison Fussner Book Summary:

“I read your book. Loved it. Great imagination and story. My wife and I both agree that the book would be great as a screenplay and turned into a movie ... possibly a Disney movie. I’ll send it to Jude at NY Times. Congrats on an imaginative/creative piece of art.” —Larry Book, music publisher The facts of this novel are among the best-kept secrets of the world. So much, in fact, that you might rather believe the fiction than the possibilities of the facts. The story of this savant autistic boy’s adventures are possible with the help of his admiral grandfather and his ostentatious nanny. The news of the Russians’ Lake Vostok exploration will make a believer as the reality unfolds in the present-day media. Hitler himself wished to explore this pristine environment, with its magnetic anomaly. If he had the wherewithal in his time and had accomplished the mission, history may have been a lot different. You will want to study, after reading the research of the projects contained in the book. What is conspiracy, you decide. The information is public but not widespread. The unconventional relationships form a great alliance that will change the world as we know it.

Leviathan

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Leviathan by Jared Green Book Summary:

Following a failed coup, a young noble is on the run when he crosses paths with a young witch searching for a missing mother. The spectre of an old foe from across the sea threatens a kingdom and a good man is forced to make an evil choice. Two brothers abandoned by their father might just hold the future of their people in their hands. Leviathan is the first book of a fantasy trilogy, ‘The Ebb And Flow Of Fate’.

Leviathan - Revised Edition

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Leviathan - Revised Edition by Thomas Hobbes Book Summary:

Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan is the greatest work of political philosophy in English and the first great work of philosophy in English. Beginning with premises that were sometimes controversial, such as that every human action is caused by the agent’s desire for his own good, Hobbes derived shocking conclusions, such as that the civil government enjoys absolute control over its citizens and that the sovereign has the right to determine which religion is to be practiced in a commonwealth. Hobbes’s contemporaries recognized the power of arguments in Leviathan and many of them wrote responses to it; selections by John Bramhall, Robert Filmer, Edward Hyde, George Lawson, William Lucy, Samuel Pufendorf, and Thomas Tenison are included in this edition. Leviathan is divided into four parts: In the first part, Of Man, Hobbes presents a view of human beings and of the natural world in general that is materialistic and mechanistic. In the second part, Of Commonwealth, he defends the theory of absolute sovereignty, the view that the government has all the political power and has the right to control any aspect of life. In the third part, Of a Christian Commonwealth, he critiques concepts like revelation, prophets, and miracles in such a way that it becomes doubtful whether they can be rationally justified. In the fourth part, Of the Kingdom of Darkness, he explains various ways in which priestly religion has corrupted religion and transgressed the rights of the sovereign.

The Routledge Guidebook to Hobbes' Leviathan

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The Routledge Guidebook to Hobbes' Leviathan by Glen Newey Book Summary:

Hobbes is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of ideas and political thought, and his seminal text Leviathan is widely recognised as one of the greatest works of political philosophy ever written. The Routledge Guidebook to Hobbes’ Leviathan introduces the major themes in Hobbes’ great book and acts as a companion for reading this key work, examining: The context of Hobbes’ work and the background to his writing Each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, meanings and impact The reception the book received when first seen by the world The relevance of Hobbes’ work to modern philosophy, it’s legacy and influence With further reading included throughout, this text follows Hobbes’ original work closely, making it essential reading for all students of philosophy and politics, and all those wishing to get to grips with this classic work.

Power and Prayers to Neutralize Leviathan

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Power and Prayers to Neutralize Leviathan by Joshua Tayo Obi-Gbesan Book Summary:

The demonic world is as real as the angelic one. The distinction, however, is clear: no good thing comes from the demonic realm. Its only "product" is the wickedness issued by Satan and his demon forces. Among hell's ranks, only Satan, the dragon of the air, and one other evil spirit are clearly defined in God's Word. That other demon is the spirit called Leviathan.Through the Holy Spirit, many deliverance ministers have discovered Leviathan to be Satan's top general in his war against the Church of Jesus Christ and her people. This book was written to expose Leviathan's hidden activities and position believers to counter him through knowledge; holiness; and decisive, targeted prayers. Leviathan will bow to Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of lords!The Author and His MinistryPastor Joshua Tayo Obi-gbesan is a minister with the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries. He currently pastors a branch of the ministry in the state of Colorado, USA. He is called by the Lord Jesus Christ to go forth and set at liberty souls agonizing under satanic yokes and oppression. For more than seven years, he has fully responded to the call.Pastor Obi-gbesan is married to Sister Marion B. Obi-gbesan and is blessed with two children, Busayo and Ayodele. The family lives in the Denver Metro area.

Limiting Leviathan

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Limiting Leviathan by Larry May Book Summary:

Thomas Hobbes wrote extensively about law and was strongly influenced by developments and debates among lawyers of his day; he is considered by many commentators to be one of the first legal positivists. Yet there is no book in English that focuses on Hobbes's legal philosophy. Larry May seeks to fill the gap in the literature by addressing Hobbes's legal philosophy directly, and comparing Leviathan to the Dialogue, as he offers a newinterpretation of Hobbes's views about the connections among law, politics, and morality. He argues that Hobbes is much more amenable to moral, and even legal, limits on the law than he is often portrayed, and shows that Hobbes'sviews can provide a solid grounding for the rules of war and international relations.

Delivered from the Leviathan Monster

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Delivered from the Leviathan Monster by Amanda Z. Velez Book Summary:

What do you think of when you hear the word Leviathan? In Isaiah 27, Leviathan is described as a twisted serpent or dragon. Job 41 gives a lengthy description of the monster or beast. But no matter how I think of it or what form it may take, I always think of leviathan as hell—a place I have visited and never want to return to.Meet Ruth Zayak. At the age of three, Ruth had already experienced more in her short life than most children should at her young age. In her agonizing struggle through a life of neglect, as well as emotional, sexual, and physical abuse, Ruth had to make crucial actions and decisions to rid herself of the predator's grasp that had taken her life on a twisted and coiled journey. This book depicts how Ruth overcame all hardships—not allowing all the years of lies, mental imprisonment, shame, or even the loss of a child rule her life—and teaches others who may have been born out of abuse that they too can become free from all of the monsters in their lives. In this powerful true story, follow Ruth on her journey and discover for yourself how she wasDelivered from the Leviathan Monster.

Taming the Leviathan

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Taming the Leviathan by Jon Parkin Book Summary:

Thomas Hobbes is widely acknowledged as the most important political philosopher to have written in English. Originally published in 2007, Taming the Leviathan is a wide-ranging study of the English reception of Hobbes's ideas. In the first book-length treatment of the topic for over forty years, Jon Parkin follows the fate of Hobbes's texts (particularly Leviathan) and the development of his controversial reputation during the seventeenth century, revealing the stakes in the critical discussion of the philosopher and his ideas. Revising the traditional view that Hobbes was simply rejected by his contemporaries, Parkin demonstrates that Hobbes's work was too useful for them to ignore, but too radical to leave unchallenged. His texts therefore had to be controlled, their lessons absorbed and their author discredited. In other words the Leviathan had to be tamed. Taming the Leviathan significantly revised our understanding of the role of Hobbes and Hobbism in seventeenth-century England.

Leviathan 2.0

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Leviathan 2.0 by Charles S. Maier Book Summary:

Thomas Hobbes laid the theoretical groundwork of the nation-state in Leviathan, his tough-minded 1651 treatise. Charles Maier's Leviathan 2.0 updates this classic to explain how modern statehood took shape between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, before it unraveled into the political uncertainty that persists today.

Rethinking Leviathan

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Rethinking Leviathan by John Brewer,Eckhart Hellmuth,German Historical Institute in London Book Summary:

Rethinking Leviathan offers a new approach to the history of the modern state. It concentrates on the eighteenth century and on two cases, those of Britain and Germany. These two countries have always been test-cases for historians and social scientists looking at the development of the modern state because they have been seen as presenting the two main alternatives in the state-building process. Using a comparative study of the British and German states, including Prussia, it deconstructs certain cliches about them and forces us to rethink how to study states in the early modern era. The volume is less concerned with the theory of the state or the formal constitutional conditions under which governments operate than with their actual modus operandi. The subjects covered in this volume include some which have so far been ignored in reconstructing the history of the modern state.

Leviathan's Wake

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Leviathan's Wake by Neil Lynn Wise Book Summary:

The worst of Morgans enemies have been defeated, but in the wake of those conflicts many problems remain. To have a future with the woman he loves, Morgan only has to survive attacks by mutant tribes, avoid the deadly embrace of the Hedonae, free an imprisoned ruler, stop a civil war, and liberate Celestines country from the cruel hands of invaders. And on top of everything else, he has lost his best friends body. To conquer these challenges, Morgan will need all that faith, honor, and friendship can provide.

Description of the Missourium, Or Missouri Leviathan

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Description of the Missourium, Or Missouri Leviathan by Albert C. Koch Book Summary:

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Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Hobbes and Leviathan

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Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Hobbes and Leviathan by Glen Newey Book Summary:

Hobbes is one of the most important figures in the history of ideas and political thought and his book Leviathan is widely recognized as one of the greatest works of political philosophy. In this GuideBook Glen Newey offers a balanced guide to this key text that explores both its historical and philosophical aspects. The author introduces: the relevance of Hobbes' ideas to modern political thought the major interpretations of Leviathan Hobbes' life and the background of Leviathan The Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Hobbes and Leviathan is the ideal introduction for students who wish to understand more about this important philosopher and this classic work of philosophy.

The Platonian Leviathan

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The Platonian Leviathan by Leon Harold Craig Book Summary:

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.

Subverting the Leviathan

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Subverting the Leviathan by James R. Martel,Professor James Martel Book Summary:

In Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes's landmark work on political philosophy, James Martel argues that although Hobbes pays lip service to the superior interpretive authority of the sovereign, he consistently subverts this authority throughout the book by returning it to the reader. Martel demonstrates that Hobbes's radical method of reading not only undermines his own authority in the text, but, by extension, the authority of the sovereign as well. To make his point, Martel looks closely at Hobbes's understanding of religious and rhetorical representation. In Leviathan, idolatry is not just a matter of worshipping images but also a consequence of bad reading. Hobbes speaks of the "error of separated essences," in which a sign takes precedence over the idea or object it represents, and warns that when the sign is given such agency, it becomes a disembodied fantasy leading to a "kingdom of darkness." To combat such idolatry, Hobbes offers a method of reading in which one resists the rhetorical manipulation of figures and tropes and recognizes the codes and structures of language for what they are-the only way to convey a fundamental inability to ever know "the thing itself." Making the leap to politics, Martel suggests that following Hobbes's argument, the sovereign can also be seen as idolatrous--a separated essence--a figure who supplants the people it purportedly represents, and that learning to be better readers enables us to challenge, if not defeat, the authority of the sovereign.

The Hunting of Leviathan

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The Hunting of Leviathan by Samuel I. Mintz Book Summary:

Mintz examines seventeenth-century reactions to the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes.

In Pursuit of Leviathan

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In Pursuit of Leviathan by Lance E. Davis,Robert E. Gallman,Karin Gleiter Book Summary:

In Pursuit of Leviathan traces the American whaling industry from its rise in the 1840s to its precipitous fall at the end of the nineteenth century. Using detailed and comprehensive data that describe more than four thousand whaling voyages from New Bedford, Massachusetts, the leading nineteenth-century whaling port, the authors explore the market for whale products, crew quality and labor contracts, and whale biology and distribution, and assess the productivity of the American fleet. They then examine new whaling techniques developed at the end of the nineteenth century, such as modified clippers and harpoons, and the introduction of darting guns. Despite the common belief that the whaling industry declined due to a fall in whale stocks, the authors argue that the industry's collapse was related to changes in technology and market conditions. Providing a wealth of historical information, In Pursuit of Leviathan is a classic industry study that will provide intriguing reading for anyone interested in the history of whaling.