The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol 17 (Hardcover)
Volume 17: A Commentary on Mr. Pope’s Principles of Morality, Or Essay on Man (A Translation from the French) (The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson)
Yale University Press, 9780300092707, 512pp.
Publication Date: January 11, 2005
Of special interest are several lengthy footnotes that Johnson added to his translation. Among these are thoughts relating to the problem of evil, particularly the ruling passion and the necessity of free will. Many of the ideas first given expression here were to occupy Johnson’s mind for the remainder of his life.