The MIT Benjamin Franklin Project

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin
The MIT Benjamin Franklin Project is a new educational initiative with the aim of training engineers more broadly, the measure being the education of Benjamin Franklin. The Project offers students an opportunity to consider thoughtfully and in a sustained manner how engineering is part of the human good. The approach is a careful consideration of the ethical, philosophical, political, and historical, all within the context of engineering. The goal is to understand engineering as it fits into the whole.Read more in “about.
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Symposium
Descartes and the Enlightenment
May 1, 2015
8am – 6pm. MIT: W20-491
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