Inspiring Freedom: Works by the Philosophers Who Influenced the American Revolutuion

Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Rather than just looking back and seeing the face-value of what our Founding Fathers believed, it’s important to look deeper and understand exactly what they believed, where they obtained these ideas, and, most importantly, why they believed what they did. The author shows the origin of these ideas, rather than just the embodiment of them. This will enable us to obtain a stronger sense of the philosophies of our nation and, therefore, help us ensure that our citizens, government, and policies of both, will not only be reminiscent of our founding ideals, but also remain so in the future. Additionally, we can be more confident that, as we make changes to our nation’s policies, they will not only highlight our original ideas, but even expand upon them.
Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Alfred University Honors Program.
Honors thesis, Philosophers, Founding Fathers, American Revolution