An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope

An Essay on Man

byAlexander Pope

Kobo ebook | April 13, 2015

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An Essay on Man is a poem published by Alexander Pope in 1734. Is an effort to rationalize or rather "vindicate the ways of God to man", a variation of John Milton's claim in the opening lines of Paradise Lost, that he will "justify the ways of God to men". It is concerned with the natural order God has decreed for man. Because man cannot know God's purposes, he cannot complain about his position in the Great Chain of Being  and must accept that "Whatever IS, is RIGHT", a theme that was satirized by Voltairein Candide (1759). More than any other work, it popularized optimistic philosophy throughout England and the rest of Europe.

Title:An Essay on ManFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 13, 2015Publisher:Variety BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990050378871

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