BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: THE ICON OF RATIONALISM 1706 - 1790 “…everything but a poet.”

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: THE ICON OF RATIONALISM 1706 - 1790 everything but a poet. Slide 2 A man committed to the commonweal: B. Franklin - The First American Slide 3 The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin published in various editions 1790 - 1868 If he could, anyone could: runaway apprentice - > working man -> business owner -> civic advocate -> politician -> international diplomat Slide 4 The Moral Essay Arriving at Moral Perfection - the thirteen virtues Addresses the Rationalist belief in self-improvement Encourages logical, reasoned, orderly process One virtue per week, thirteen weeks, repeated 4 times per year = Success! Metaphor of gardener: weeding one bed at a time keeps from overwhelming the gardener Slide 5 Aphorisms Slide 6 Bibliography EOL Benjamin Franklin (1778, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art) nibiryukov.narod.ru http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/info/index.htm http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/info/index.htm http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/info/inventions.htm http://www.colourfulpalate.com/2011/07/16/square-foot-gardening/ http://www.colourfulpalate.com/2011/07/16/square-foot-gardening/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poor_Richard%27s_Almanack http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poor_Richard%27s_Almanack http://winnipeganimals.blogspot.com/2010/05/benjamin-franklin-eating- bread.html http://winnipeganimals.blogspot.com/2010/05/benjamin-franklin-eating- bread.html http://thecomingcrisis.blogspot.com/ http://thecomingcrisis.blogspot.com/ http://photographicdictionary.com/h/horseshoe http://photographicdictionary.com/h/horseshoe http://souptonutz.wordpress.com/page/2/

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