Blog Posts - Ideas Of The Enlightenment

Thomas Jefferson: The Indebted Yeoman Farmer

No other figure in American history, except Washington and Lincoln, stands closer to the heart of American national identity than Thomas Jefferson. He was the author of the Declaration of Independence, and in that Declaration he defined the spirit of...
by Understand America on Apr 3, 2009

Intellectual Problems in the Age of Enlightenment and Arising of the Great Awakening

The Enlightenment, in Europe and in America, made a lot of questions. But at the end of the day, its fundamental question was about epistemology, about how we know things. For instance, when we have an idea in our minds, what causes it? If we have an...
by Understand America on Mar 4, 2009

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