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by Alan Charles Kors

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Author: Alan Charles Kors
ISBN: 1565853504
ISBN13: 978-1565853508
Language: English
Publisher: The Teaching Company (1998)
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Send the Gift of Lifelong Learning! Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual . When the 17th century dawned in Europe, past authors who had stood the test of time dominated the world of learning and understanding.

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The professor begins with a discussion of intellectual history as a discipline and the process and nature of conceptual change over time (1). After this the author looks at the worldview that was dominant in the western intellectual world at the beginning of the 17th century, namely Aristotelian scholasticism (2). After this introductory material to set the context, the author discusses th.

Alan Charles Kors (born July 18, 1943) is Henry Charles Lea Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught the intellectual history of the 17th and 18th centuries

Alan Charles Kors (born July 18, 1943) is Henry Charles Lea Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught the intellectual history of the 17th and 18th centuries. He has received both the Lindback Foundation Award and the Ira Abrams Memorial Award for distinguished college teaching. summa cum laude at Princeton University in 1964, and received his . 1968) in European history at Harvard University.

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The Professor limits the scope to the discussion of historic facts about the key Philosophers and their major work. The dawn of Modernity, the 17th and early 18th century is generally a black hole in most people's education. We know vaguely about Newton and Newtonian physics. He largely shies away from both critical analysis of various theories and the influence they had on the future developments. Somehow, the quasi-chronological approach (with each section developed to a Philosopher - with one exception) also results in somewhat jumpy subject expositions. We've heard of Bacon and Descartes.

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Alan Charles Kors (born 18 July 1943) is Henry Charles Lea Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught the intellectual history of the 17th and 18th centuries.

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What we now know as the Enlightenment challenged previously accepted ways of understanding reality, bringing about modern science, representative democracy, and a wave of wars, sparking what Professor Kors calls, "perhaps the most profound transformation of European, if not human, life. In this series of 24 insightful lectures, you'll explore the astonishing conceptual and cultural revolution of the Enlightenment.

Revolutions in thought (as opposed to those in politics or science) are in many ways the most far-reaching of all. They affect how we grant legitimacy to authority, define what is possible, create standards of right and wrong, and even view the potential of human life. Between 1600 and 1800, such a revolution of the intellect seized Europe, shaking the minds of the continent as few things before or since. What we now know as the Enlightenment challenged previously accepted ways of understanding reality, bringing about modern science, representative democracy, and a wave of wars, sparking what Professor Kors calls, "perhaps the most profound transformation of European, if not human, life." In this series of 24 insightful lectures, you'll explore the astonishing conceptual and cultural revolution of the Enlightenment. You'll witness in its tumultuous history the birth of modern thought in the dilemmas, debates, and extraordinary works of the 17th and 18th-century mind, as wielded by the likes of thinkers like Bacon, Descartes, Hobbes, Pascal, Newton, Locke, Hume, Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau. And you'll understand why educated Europeans came to believe that they had a new understanding - of thought and the human mind, of method, of nature, and of the uses of knowledge - with which they could come to know the world correctly for the first time in human history, and with which they could rewrite the possibilities of human life.
Comments to eBook The Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries
Nidora
Very good course by Professor Alan Charles Kors. Covers all the major thinkers of the 17th and 18th centuries, such as Bacon, Locke, Leibnitz, Voltaire, and Hume.
Zyniam
Kors is one of my favorite lecturers in the Great Courses series. He tells this story with drama and flair.
Eta
Although the course topic is very interesting it is impossible to listen to this lecture for very long. His voice is annoying and I have tried and tried but just can't get past it. Very sad
Rolorel
Professor Kors' work goes back to the 1990s, but don't let that deter consideration of this excellent summary of an important transitional period in human thought. (I only had access to the 12 lectures of volume one. Also, Professor Kors' startling accent - he states up from it's mostly Jersey City - doesn't get in the way of his presentation.)

The "birth of the modern mind" and "intellectual history" are so wide open, even when limited to European thinkers and cultures. Kors' focus is on religion and God, with man's struggle to establish his relationship to God and move toward more reasoned, empirical study of the world a key theme. Francis Bacon triggers the concept of man's study of nature for the benefit of humanity, trying to understand the world, and less reliance on religion for knowledge with little relationship to the spiritual.

This theme runs through the lectures from Bacon through Newton, the heart of the book. Kors carefully shows how this new understanding was not meant to be an attack on God and religion, despite the reactions and the sorry fate of such geniuses as Galileo. Rather, Newton was in awe at discovering how God designed the world and its laws. The astronomical revolution with Kepler, Copernicus, Newton and others anchors the discussion, without much room for other breakthroughs, perhaps because of its centrality to the general public.

Bacon, Descartes, Hobbes, Galileo and Pascal receive excellent treatments, considering the time allotments. The talks on Bacon and Pascal are particularly strong. The last segments on Locke and Pierre Bayle are less compelling.

What you won't get in these twelve lectures is much on traditional philosophical topics as the nature of evil, ethics, morality and so on. This is primarily on how man could and should acquire knowledge, and the implications of both the process and the knowledge itself on society and faith. As Kors and his subjects point out regularly in the book, we are reminded of both man's brilliance and depravity. The debate on why that is could well go on forever.
salivan
Buy it and be blown away. Kors takes control of your mind and refreshes it sending you away informed, appreciative of Western culture and achievement and the men who shaped the West that the ignorami are busy throwing away today.
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