The cambridge companion to benjamin franklin

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Abstract

Comprehensive and accessible, this Companion addresses several well-known themes in the study of Franklin and his writings, while also showing Franklin in conversation with his British and European counterparts in science, philosophy, and social theory. Specially commissioned chapters, written by scholars well-known in their respective fields, examine Franklin's writings and his life with a new sophistication, placing Franklin in his cultural milieu while revealing the complexities of his intellectual, literary, social, and political views. Individual chapters take up several traditional topics, such as Franklin and the American dream, Franklin and capitalism, and Franklin's views of American national character. Other chapters delve into Franklin's library and his philosophical views on morality, religion, science, and the Enlightenment and explore his continuing influence in American culture. This Companion will be essential reading for students and scholars of American literature, history and culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages183
ISBN (Electronic)9781139002349
ISBN (Print)2008033470, 9780521871341
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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Companionship
Benjamin Franklin
History
Sophistication
Capitalism
Political Views
Philosophy
Religion
American Dream
National Character
American Culture
Milieu
Social Theory
Enlightenment
American Literature
Morality

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Conklin, Carla Mulford. / The cambridge companion to benjamin franklin. Cambridge University Press, 2009. 183 p.
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