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Shakespeare's King Lear with The Tempest

The Discovery of Nature and the Recovery of Classical Natural Right

Mark a. McDonald


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Although he is considered to be the world's greatest dramatist, Shakespeare seems to have escaped the detection of thinkers on politics and the philosophic tradition of thought on man. Shakespeare's 'King Lear' with 'The Tempest' is Mark McDonald's inquiry into the political philosophy of William Shakespeare through a reading of King Lear with reference to The Tempest. McDonald follows an argument connecting King Lear to the question of natural right and to changes in the orders of the western world at the beginnings of modernity.

University Press of America, 9780761824664, 328pp.

Publication Date: March 12, 2004

About the Author

Mark A. McDonald is Adjunct Faculty Member at Oakland Community College.