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“Philosophy May Mislead You. Ask Experience”

Mark David Hall

in Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199929849
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980574 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929849.003.0007
“Philosophy May Mislead You. Ask Experience”

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The concluding chapter considers the question of why Roger Sherman is not better known today. It argues that focusing on only a few famous founders results in a distorted view of the founding generation. Sherman may not be as important as, say, a Thomas Jefferson or James Madison, but he represents well the many founders significantly influenced by Reformed political thought.

Keywords: famous founders; Washington; Jefferson; John Adams; Madison; Franklin; fame; influence; represent

Chapter.  1841 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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