The View From 1776

The Scottish Renaissance In America

Scottish scholars were the most influential single group of teachers during the founding of the United States.  Today none of these great educators could find employment at major universities, because of their non-politically-correct understanding of reality.

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  1. Thomas Reid is a great subject to be included in Curry's book, as he was for mine. His maxim was: "I despise philosophy and renounce its guidance; let my soul dwell in common sense." Witherspoon shared Reid's approach and left Scotland to head Princeton because the Scot Moderates, led by Hume, had begun to question the existence of the Almighty. They were the new elite in Edinburgh and Witherspoon wished to align himself more with the Great Awakening in the colonies.
    Posted by BILL GREENE  on  09/28  at  08:01 PM
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