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Kors, Alan Charles

Overview
Works: 94 works in 388 publications in 4 languages and 9,759 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Filmed lectures  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions  Instructional films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Teacher , Other, Compiler
Classifications: BF1566, 940.25
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Most widely held works about Alan Charles Kors
 
Most widely held works by Alan Charles Kors
Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment by Alan Charles Kors( Book )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the entire range of philosophic and social changes engendered by the Enlightenment. The Encyclopedia extends the conventional geographical boundaries of the Enlightenment, covering not only France, England, Scotland, the Low Countries, Italy, English-speaking North America, the German states, and Hapsburg Austria but also Iberian, Ibero-American, Jewish, Russian, and Eastern European cultures. Designed and organized for ease of use, its special features include more than 700 signed articles; annotated bibliographies following each article to guide further study; an extensive system of cross-references; a synoptic outline of contents; a comprehensive topical index providing easy access to networks of related articles; and high quality illustrations, including photographs, line drawings, and maps
Witchcraft in Europe, 1100-1700 : a documentary history by Alan Charles Kors( Book )

51 editions published between 1972 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text contains highlights from such influential texts as the Malleus Maleficarum, a first-person account of witch accusations and torture, and various edicts from witch-hating popes. In addition, the black and white photographs of statuary, woodcuts, and paintings are very helpful
The shadow university : the betrayal of liberty on America's campuses by Alan Charles Kors( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universities still set themselves apart from American society, but now they do so by enforcing their own politically correct world-view through censorship, double standards, and a judicial system without due process. The Shadow University is a stinging indictment of the covert system of justice on college campuses, exposing the widespread reliance on kangaroo courts and arbitrary punishment to coerce students and faculty into conformity. Alan Charles Kors and Harvey A. Silverglate, staunch civil libertarians and active defenders of free inquiry on campus, lay bare the totalitarian mindset that undergirds speech codes, conduct codes, and "campus life" bureaucracies, through which a cadre of deans and counselors indoctrinate students and faculty in an ideology that favors group rights over individual rights, sacrificing free speech and academic freedom to spare the sensitivities of currently favored groups
Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700 : a documentary history( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning the period from 400 to 1700, the second edition of Witchcraft in Europe assembles nearly twice as many primary documents as the first, many newly translated, along with new illustrations that trace the development of witch-beliefs from late Mediterranean antiquity through the Enlightenment. Trial records, inquisitors' reports, eyewitness statements, and witches' confessions, along with striking contemporary illustrations depicting the career of the Devil and his works, testify to the hundreds of years of terror that enslaved an entire continent. homas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Thomas Hobbes, and other thinkers are quoted at length in order to determine the intellectual, perceptual, and legal processes by which "folklore" was transformed into systematic demonology and persecution. Together with explanatory notes, introductory essays -- which have been revised to reflect current research -- and a new bibliography, the documents gathered in
D'Holbach's coterie : an enlightenment in Paris by Alan Charles Kors( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and French and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Students of the Enlightenment have long assumed that the major movement towards atheism in the Ancien Régime was centered in the circle of intellectuals who met at the home of Baron d'Holbach during the last half of the eighteenth century. This major critical study shows, contrary to the accepted views, that in fact, atheism was not the common bond of a majority of the members and that, far from being alienated figures, most of the members were privileged and publicly successful citizens devoted to peaceful and gradual reform. Alan Charles Kors determines the coterie's membership and discov
Atheism in France, 1650-1729 by Alan Charles Kors( Book )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although most historians have sought the roots of atheism in the history of ""free thought, "" Alan Charles Kors contends that attacks on the existence of God were generated above all by the vitality and controversies of orthodox theistic culture itself. In this first volume of a planned two-volume inquiry into the sources and nature of atheism, he shows that orthodox teachers and apologists in seventeenth-century France were obliged by the logic of their philosophical and pedagogical systems to create many models of speculative atheism for heuristic purposes. Unusual in its broad sampling o
Anticipations of the Enlightenment in England, France, and Germany by France, and Germany Anticipations of the Enlightenment in England( Book )

14 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great minds of the Western intellectual tradition by Darren Staloff( Recording )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents lectures by Michael Sugrue and Darren Staloff. These lectures are based on their seminar course at Columbia University on Western intellectual history augmented by additional lectures by selected "guest" lecturers. Gives a guided tour through 3,000 years of Western thought
Naturalism and unbelief in France, 1650-1729 by Alan Charles Kors( )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atheism was the most fundamental challenge to early-modern French certainties. Leading educators, theologians and philosophers labelled such atheism as manifestly absurd, confident that neither the fact nor behaviour of nature was explicable without reference to God. The alternative was a categorical naturalism. This book demonstrates that the Christian learned world had always contained the naturalistic 'atheist' as an interlocutor and a polemical foil, and its early-modern engagement and use of the hypothetical atheist were major parts of its intellectual life. In the considerations and polemics of an increasingly fractious orthodox culture, the early-modern French learned world gave real voice and eventually life to that atheistic presence. Without understanding the actual context and convergence of the inheritance, scholarship, fierce disputes, and polemical modes of orthodox culture, the early-modern generation and dissemination of absolute naturalism are inexplicable. This book brings to life that Christian learned culture, its dilemmas, and its unintended consequences
The birth of the modern mind : an intellectual history of the 17th and 18th century by Alan Charles Kors( Recording )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focuses on the revolution of the intellect that seized Europe between 1600 and 1800 -- a revolution whose lights and shadows are all around us still. This course consolidates and enhances material from two of Professor Kors's earlier courses, The origin of the modern mind and The mind of the enlightenment"--Container
Epicureans and atheists in France, 1650-1729 by Alan Charles Kors( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Atheism was the most foundational challenge to early-modern French certainties. Theologians and philosophers labelled such atheism as absurd, confident that neither the fact nor behaviour of nature was explicable without reference to God. The alternative was a categorical naturalism, whose most extreme form was Epicureanism. The dynamics of the Christian learned world, however, which this book explains, allowed the wide dissemination of the Epicurean argument. By the end of the seventeenth century, atheism achieved real voice and life. This book examines the Epicurean inheritance and explains what constituted actual atheistic thinking in early-modern France, distinguishing such categorical unbelief from other challenges to orthodox beliefs. without understanding the actual context and convergence of the inheritance, scholarship, protocols, and polemical modes of orthodox culture, the early-modern generation and dissemination of atheism are inexplicable. This book brings to life both early-modern French Christian learned culture and the atheists who emerged from its intellectual vitality."--P. [i]
Voltaire and the triumph of the Enlightenment by Alan Charles Kors( Recording )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Kors, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, delivers lectures on the life and times of the French philosopher Voltaire
Great minds of the western intellectual tradition( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents lectures by Darren Staloff. These lectures are based on the seminar course at Columbia University on Western intellectual history augmented by additional lectures by selected "guest" lecturers. Gives a guided tour through 3,000 years of Western thought
The birth of the modern mind : an intellectual history of the 17th and 18th century by Alan Charles Kors( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the revolution of the intellect that seized Europe between 1600 and 1800, a revolution whose lights and shadows are all around us still. This course consolidates and enhances material from two of Professor Kors's earlier courses, The origin of the modern mind and The mind of the enlightenment
Great minds of the western intellectual tradition( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For 3,000 years, humanity has grappled with fundamental questions about the nature of reality, the purpose of life, the balance between freedom and laws, the uses of power, and the definitions of justice and beauty. Since civilization began brilliant minds have pondered these questions--and their search for answers has left us an intellectual legacy of unsurpassed depth and richness. This course addresses the Western philosophical tradition with a comprehensive survey of the history of Western philosophy from its origins in classical Greece to the present
The birth of the modern mind : the intellectual history of the 17th and 18th centuries by Alan Charles Kors( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In twenty-four lectures (each 30 minutes in length), Professor Alan Charles Kors focuses on the revolution of the intellect that seized Europe between 1600 and 1800, a revolution whose lights and shadows are all around us still. This course consolidates and enhances material from two of Professor Kors's earlier courses, The origin of the modern mind and The mind of the enlightenment
Great minds of the Western intellectual tradition( Recording )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 3 explores the period from the Renaissance to the onset of the Enlightenment in the middle to late seventeenth century. This section marks the critical schism that developed between the claims of faith and those of science
Great minds of the Western intellectual tradition( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 3 explores the period from the Renaissance to the onset of the Enlightenment in the middle to late seventeenth century. This section marks the critical schism that developed between the claims of faith and those of science
Great minds of the Western intellectual tradition( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 4 covers the period during the 17th and 18th centuries that saw widespread questioning of religious and other traditional authorities, growing faith in science, and early responses to the budding industrial revolution. This period marks the intellectual flowering that led to the American Revolution
The origin of the modern mind by Alan Charles Kors( Recording )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment
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English (260)

French (3)

Spanish (1)

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Witchcraft in Europe, 1100-1700 : a documentary historyThe shadow university : the betrayal of liberty on America's campusesWitchcraft in Europe, 400-1700 : a documentary historyAtheism in France, 1650-1729