When American religion failed them, the leaders of the struggle against slavery in America turned to the ideas of the radical enlightenment in the works of the most controversial German philosophers of the day. This talk will explore the surprising combinations of philosophy and action in the lives of Theodore Parker, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln."
Philosopher and author Matthew Stewart’s most recent work is "Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic." His other books include: "The Management Myth: Debunking the Modern Philosophy of Business;" "The Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Fate of God in the Modern World;" and "The Truth About Everything: An Irreverent History of Philosophy."
Co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, Faculty Lectureships, and the Center for Study of American Democracy.
Tuesday, September 18 at 11:10am to 12:00pm
Community Foundation Theater in the Gund Gallery
101 1/2 College Drive, Gambier, Ohio 43022