Thomas Jefferson: Uncovering His Unique Philosophy and Vision

Thomas Jefferson: Uncovering His Unique Philosophy and Vision


this can be the 1st publication to systematize the philosophical content material of Thomas Jefferson’s writings. Sifting via Jefferson’s many addresses, messages, and letters, thinker M. Andrew Holowchak uncovers an intensely curious Enlightenment philosopher with a well-constructed, people-sympathetic, and constant philosophy. because the writer indicates, Jefferson’s philosophical perspectives encompassed human nature, the cosmos, politics, morality, and schooling.

starting along with his realizing of the cosmos, half one considers Jefferson’s philosophical naturalism and the effect on him of Francis Bacon, Isaac Newton, and John Locke. the following part seriously examines his political viewpoints, particularly his republicanism, liberalism, and progressivism. The 3rd half, “Jefferson on Morality,” analyzes Jefferson’s ideas on human nature, his moral-sense conception, and his idea of “natural aristoi” (best or so much virtuous citizens).  ultimately, “Jefferson on schooling” experiences his rules on effectively teaching the folks of the recent country for accountable, participatory citizenry.

Jefferson conceived of the USA as a “great experiment”—embodying a imaginative and prescient of a central authority responsibly consultant of its humans and functioning for the sake of them. This booklet might help readers comprehend the philosophical viewpoint that sustained this audacious, cutting edge, and people-first test.

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