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Hardcover The Passion for Happiness: Samuel Johnson and David Hume Book

ISBN: 080143727X

ISBN13: 9780801437274

The Passion for Happiness: Samuel Johnson and David Hume

Although widely perceived as inhabiting different, even opposed, literary worlds, Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) and David Hume (1711-1776) shared common ground as moralists. Adam Potkay traces their central concerns to Hellenistic philosophy, as conveyed by Cicero, and to earlier moderns such as Addison and Mandeville. Johnson's and Hume's large and diverse bodies of writings, Potkay says, are unified by several key questions: What is happiness? What...

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