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Benjamin Franklin and the American Philosophy

Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, on January 1706. Little more than two years younger than Jonathan Edwards, that may have been the only point on which he was close to Edwards. The youngest son among his father’s 17 children, Franklin was quick...
by Understand America on Mar 26, 2009

The Enlightenment in America

Harvard was not the only place in America which had to face the challenges of a new philosophy. The English colony of Virginia had been founded more than two decades before Massachusetts Bay, but its settlers had no guiding religious vision and no in...
by Understand America on Mar 2, 2009


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