Samuel Johnson and Eighteenth-Century Thought

Oxford University Press (1990)

Although there are many books on Samuel Johnson's moral and religious thought, none have managed to provide a complete analysis of his relationship to the ethics and theology of the eighteenth-century. This major new study examines the background to Johnson's views on a wide range of issues that were debated by the philosophers and divines of the age, emphasizing the ambivalence and contradiction inherent in his orthodoxy, while challenging the assumption that his religious beliefs were unstable and filled with anxiety.
Keywords Philosophy, Modern  Ethics, Modern
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Call number PR3537.P5.H84 1990
ISBN(s) 0198112149
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