Appeared in Vol. 6 No. 4

Dr. Benjamin Rush, a Protestant signer of the Declaration of Independence who developed a Chris- tocentric philosophy of the American Revolution (see F&R III, 4), was also a medical doctor with an interest in diseases of the mind. While never dominant, Rush’s thought has always revealed interest- ing and frequently overlooked aspects of the American mind. As treated below by Donald D Elia, Rush’s ideas on extreme skepticism, like his theory of the Revolution, raise interesting questions which prompt the Catholic reader to clarify his own views.

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