Samuel Johnson, Scepticism, and BiographyBiography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly
AbstractJohnson'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.
Citation InformationMartin Maner. "Samuel Johnson, Scepticism, and Biography" Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly Vol. 12 Iss. 4 (1989) p. 302 - 319 ISSN: 0162-4962
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