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Samuel Johnson, Scepticism, and Biography
Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly
  • Martin Maner, Wright State University - Main Campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-1989
Abstract
Johnson's sceptical approach to biography is a dialectic by which Johnson engages the reader in testing the limits of biographical inference. This biographical scepticism derives from the scientific epistemologies of Locke and Bacon, the writings of Pierre Bayle, and the "constructive scepticism" of the seventeenth-century Christian apologists.
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Copyright © 1989 by the University of Hawaii Press.

DOI
10.1353/bio.2010.0544
Citation Information
Martin Maner. "Samuel Johnson, Scepticism, and Biography" Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly Vol. 12 Iss. 4 (1989) p. 302 - 319 ISSN: 0162-4962
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/martin_maner/1/