Ralph Lerner is the Benjamin Franklin Professor Emeritus in the College and professor emeritus in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He is the author, most recently, of Naïve Readings: Reveilles Political and Philosophic (University of Chicago Press).
|Rereading the Enlightenment|
|By: Ralph Lerner|
|Posted: May 1, 2017|
|This article appeared in: Vol. XVII, Number 2, Spring 2017|
The American enlightenment was the emergence of a new thought, one with a profoundly unsettling legacy....