Tag Archives: Benjamin Franklin

April 19

The Heroic Leap from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

“Whatever appears as a motion of the sun is really due rather to the motion of the earth.” – Nicolaus Copernicus “Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.” – Christopher Columbus A CRASH COURSE IN WESTERN PHILOSOPHY: LESSON 3 The leap that occurred in human consciousness from the time known as The Middle […]

March 02

From the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

The leap that occurred in human consciousness from the time known as The Middle Ages to the Age of Enlightenment is nothing short of miraculous. Imagine being alive during The Middle Ages. Your entire understanding of the world was made up almost exclusively of a combination of Christian Doctrine and superstition. From a modern point […]

What every American needs to know about American Philosophy

For those of us who were educated in the American school system, we all had to study American history. In our history classes we learned about the founding fathers, their ideas and how they led the American Revolution. We also learned about the Civil War and how the institution of Slavery was finally dismantled. We […]