Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Samuel Johnson and the Stoics." PHILOSOPHER'S ZONE September 26, 2009.

Three hundred years ago this month, the great Samuel Johnson was born. He was a lexicographer, a poet, an essayist, a heroically good man and a tortured depressive. But was he also a philosopher? This week, we look at Johnson and at the ancient Stoics, whose sober philosophy combined with Christianity in Johnson's view of the world.

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