Franklin

The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin [electronic resource].

Author/Creator:
Pangle, Lorraine Smith.
Publication:
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (292 p.)
Series:
The Political Philosophy of the American Founders
The Political Philosophy of the American Founders
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Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790. (search)
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Electronic books.
Language:
English
Contents:
Contents; Note on Sources; Acknowledgments; Introduction; The Earliest Franklin; Franklin, Socrates, and Modern Rationalism; 1 The Economic Basis of Liberty; The Weber Critique; The Value of Work; Work, Acquisitiveness, and Nature; A Republican Political Economy; The Meaning of Leisure; 2 The Virtuous Citizen; The Ethos of the Merchant; Franklin's Early Thoughts on Virtue and Vice; Franklin's Retreat from His Early Views; The Project for Moral Perfection; Humility, Pride, and Vanity; The Art of Virtue; 3 Philanthropy and Civil Associations; Man as a Political Animal
Franklin and Tocqueville on AssociationsFranklin's Benevolent Projects; Democratic Leadership; 4 Thoughts on Government; The Albany Plan of Union; Of Proprietors and Kings; Statesmanship and Public Relations; Natural Right and Human Opinion; Representation and Federalism; Democratic Diplomacy; The Constitutional Convention; Immigration, Race, and Slavery; 5 The Ultimate Questions; Enlightenment and the Adequacy of Reason; The Civic Benefits of Religion; The Defects of Christianity; Toleration and Religious Freedom; The Existence of God; Eros, Death, and Eternity; Notes; Recommended Readings
IndexA; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Z
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Description based upon print version of record.
ISBN:
0-8018-9616-9
OCLC:
923194172