Release on 1817 | by Benjamin Franklin,William Temple Franklin
Written Between the Years 1753 and 1790; Illustrating the Memoirs of His Public and Private Life, and Developing the Secret History of His Political Transactions and Negociations. Now First Published from the Originals
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin was written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a torturous publication history after Franklin's death, this work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of autobiography ever written.
In this work, the author attempts to define Benjamin Franklin's role as a philosopher. The book lays out in detail Franklin's ideas in four areas: science, religion, morality and politics; ultimately concluding that Franklin should be considered an early figure in the Pragmatist movement.