Essay Archive - Ben Franklinís Involvement in the Age of Reason
Ben Franklinís Involvement in the Age of Reason
The well-known Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 and died in 1790.
In between the two dates, he was busy working and inventing things that
would improve the world around him. He contributed many things to the Age
of Reason other than his world famous inventions. Ben Franklin is a
representative of the Age of Reason.
One way Franklin reflected the Age of Reason was with his optimism
of human capability and his belief in progress. He wanted not only wanted
to better himself, although later proved to be quite important to him, but
he also wanted to better the w....