One of our oldest founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ralph Lerner, a JMC faculty partner and Benjamin Franklin Professor Emeritus in the College and the Committee on Social Thought, discusses his new book.
Monday, September 29
Library Auditorium 101
JMC–Templeton Postdoctoral Fellow draws life lessons from Ben Franklin.
For Franklin, or at least his persona in the Autobiography, there was no conflict between egoism and altruism, and he is therefore the embodiment of a type of self-interest well understood.
Benjamin Franklin: One of our best educators on human nature and the qualities and habits that individuals need in order to become happy and that peoples need in order to become and to remain free.
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