Friday, February 12, 2016

A comedy of resolutions …

… Dr. Johnson's failed resolutions | The Christian Century.  (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein loved to read Johnson’s prayers as much as he disliked to read anyone else’s. There was something so human about Johnson, Wittgenstein said; and this was no faint praise, since for Wittgenstein, philosophy’s supreme task was to understand one’s own humanity and recognize the humanity of others.

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