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The political philosophy of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Lorraine Smith Pangle
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University, 2007.
Series: Political philosophy of the American founders.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Franklin's political writings are full of fascinating reflections on human nature, on the character of good leadership, and on why government is such a messy and problematic business. Drawing together threads in Franklin's writings, Lorraine Smith Pangle illuminates his thoughts on citizenship, federalism, constitutional government, the role of civil associations, and religious freedom.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pangle, Lorraine Smith.
Political philosophy of Benjamin Franklin.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University, 2007
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine Smith Pangle
ISBN: 9780801879319 9780801886669 0801879310 080188666X
OCLC Number: 77270840
Description: xi, 277 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The economic basis of liberty --
The virtuous citizen --
Philanthropy and civil associations --
Thoughts on government --
The ultimate questions.
Series Title: Political philosophy of the American founders.
Responsibility: Lorraine Smith Pangle.
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