“Milking the bull” – Samuel Johnson and David Hume on religion

“Milking the bull” – Samuel Johnson and David Hume on religion

On the surface, these two eighteenth century writers and thinkers had opposing views on religion, with Johnson being the believer and Hume the sceptic. These two never met but Boswell, Johnson’s famous biographer often confronted Johnson with Hume’s ideas, often to Johnson’s annoyance.

A paper presented to the Johnson Society of Australia in July 2016.

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