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The birth of the modern mind : the intellectual history of the 17th and 18th centuries

Author: Alan Charles Kors; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., ©1998.
Series: Great courses (DVD)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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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.
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Charles Kors; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1565857283 : 9781565857285
OCLC Number: 298439591
Performer(s): Lecturer: Alan Charles Kors.
Description: 4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 lecture transcripts (21 cm.) + 1 course guidebook (19 cm.)
Details: DVD.
Contents: Part 1: Disc 1. Lecture 1. Introduction, intellectual history and conceptual change ; Lecture 2. Dawn of the 17th century, Aristotelian scholasticism ; Lecture 3. New vision of Francis Bacon ; Lecture 4. New astronomy and cosmology ; Lecture 5. Descartes's dream of perfect knowledge ; Lecture 6. Specter of Thomas Hobbes --
Disc 2. Lecture 7. Skepticism and Jansenism, Blaise Pascal ; Lecture 8. Newton's discovery ; Lecture 9. Newtonian revolution ; Lecture 10. John Locke, the revolution in knowledge ; Lecture 11. Lockean moment ; Lecture 12. Skepticism and Calvanism, Pierre Bayle. Part 2: Disc 3. Lecture 13. Moderns, the generation of 1680-1715 ; Lecture 14. Introduction to Deism ; Lecture 15. Conflict between Deism and Christianity ; Lecture 16. Montesquieu and the problem of relativism ; Lecture 17. Voltaire, bringing England to France ; Lecture 18. Bishop Joseph Butler and God's providence --
Disc 4. Lecture 19. Skeptical challenge to optimism, David Hume ; Lecture 20. Assault upon philosophical optimism, Voltaire ; Lecture 21. Philosophes, the triumph of the French Enlightenment ; Lecture 22. Beccaria and enlightened reform ; Lecture 23. Rousseau's dissent ; Lecture 24. Materialism and Naturalism, the boundaries of the Enlightenment.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)
Other Titles: Intellectual history of the 17th and 18th centuries
Responsibility: Alan Charles Kors.

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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.

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