Our vision: creating a fully intentional, collaborative humanity.
The Benjamin Franklin Society Library’s mission is to archive humanity’s ideas, ideologies, and world-views for future generations to understand, scrutinize, and more willfully choose to adopt or adapt. We believe in freedom of thought, and our mission is an educational one.
We the Databrarians of the Benjamin Franklin Society of the United States, in order to form a more perfect intellectual union, establish an effort to organize opinion and information, encourage domestic deliberation, provide for common understanding, promote the general welfare of information, and secure the blessings of liberty of thought to ourselves and our posterity in pursuit of e-lightenment and higher learning for all.
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The Society Library is inspired by Benjamin Franklin's Junto club, in which debates were conducted "in the sincere spirit of inquiry after truth, without fondness for dispute or desire of victory." In the same spirit, the Society Library's mission is to archive and contextualize humanity's ideas, ideologies, and world-views to present to the public in sincere inquiry after truth, understanding, and education. Our mission is an educational one, therefore we aim to be objective by processing information through an inter-coded content analysis platform to detect and defend against our potential bias as we systematically identify, organize, and present information in the library.