Jennifer Stitt

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Jennifer is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a historian of modern American thought, culture, and politics. Her research interests range widely and include the history of philosophy, religion, and literature; print and visual cultures; rallies, riots, and revolutions; citizenship and community as well as exclusion and isolation in the American republic; and the transnational trafficking of ideas.

Solitude Before Ability Think Erraticus Image by Alex Blăjan

Comfort with Solitude Comes Before The Ability to Think

Freedom entails the capacity to think and to judge in private, where solitude empowers the individual to contemplate their actions and develop their conscience, to escape the cacophony of the crowd. Solitude precedes moral thinking.