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    The Age of Enlightenment.Alan Charles Kors - 2013 - In Stephen Bullivant & Michael Ruse (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Atheism. Oxford University Press.
    This article discusses the meanings, origin, context, scope, and central intellectual claims of atheism in the Age of the European Enlightenment. It emphasizes debates about proofs of the existence of God and about the problem of categorical naturalism, that is, of whether or not the world we observe and its seeming design could be the product of unintelligent causes. It explores the philosophical origins of Enlightenment atheism both in prior heterodox and Epicurean thought, and, of even greater importance, in the (...)
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    Introduction.Alan Charles Kors - 2015 - In D'holbach's Coterie: An Enlightenment in Paris. Princeton University Press. pp. 1-6.
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    Preface.Alan Charles Kors - 2015 - In D'holbach's Coterie: An Enlightenment in Paris. Princeton University Press.
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  4. Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment: 4 Volumes: Print and E-Reference Editions Available.Alan Charles Kors (ed.) - 2003 - Oxford University Press.
    Defining the Enlightenment as the "long eighteenth century," the Encyclopedia focuses on the entire range of philosophic and social changes engendered by the Enlightenment. It 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. Nor does the Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment limit itself to major centers like Paris in France and Edinburgh in (...)
     
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    The French Context of Hume’s Philosophical Theology.Alan Charles Kors - 1995 - Hume Studies 21 (2):221-236.
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    Can There Be an “After Socialism”?Alan Charles Kors - 2003 - Social Philosophy and Policy 20 (1):1-17.
    There is no “after socialism.” There will not be in our or in our children's lifetimes an “after socialism.” In the wake of the Holocaust and the ruins of Nazism, anti-Semitism lay low a bit, embarrassed by its worst manifestation, its actual exercise of state dominion. In the wake of the collapse of Communism, socialism's only real and full experience of power, socialism too lays low for just a moment. Socialism's causes in the West, however, remain ever with us, the (...)
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    The Paradox of John Stuart Mill.Alan Charles Kors - 2011 - Social Philosophy and Policy 28 (2):1-18.
    John Stuart Mill is the critical transitional figure between the classical liberalism of the 19th century, with its emphasis upon the creative power of free individuals unfettered by government or social interventions, and the welfare-state liberalism of the 20th century, with its combination of individual choice in matters of belief and lifestyle and the political redistribution of wealth. In On Liberty and The Subjection of Women , Mill offered a defense of self-sovereignty and voluntary association that appeared to extend explicitly (...)
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    Qeuvres philosophiquesJulien Offray de La Mettrie.Alan Charles Kors - 1989 - Isis 80 (3):531-531.
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    Index.Alan Charles Kors - 2015 - In D'holbach's Coterie: An Enlightenment in Paris. Princeton University Press. pp. 347-360.
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    Bibliography.Alan Charles Kors - 2015 - In D'holbach's Coterie: An Enlightenment in Paris. Princeton University Press. pp. 331-346.
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    PART II. The Members of the Coterie Holbachique and the Society of the Ancien Régime.Alan Charles Kors - 2015 - In D'holbach's Coterie: An Enlightenment in Paris. Princeton University Press. pp. 147-258.
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    Part III. The Members of the Coterie Holbachique and the French Revolution.Alan Charles Kors - 2015 - In D'holbach's Coterie: An Enlightenment in Paris. Princeton University Press. pp. 259-330.
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  13. Epicureans and Atheists in France, 1650–1729.Alan Charles Kors - 2016 - Cambridge University Press.
    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 (...)
     
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  14. Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment: 4 Volumes: Print and E-Reference Editions Available.Alan Charles Kors (ed.) - 2003 - Oup Usa.
    Covering the "long" Enlightenment, from the rise of Descartes' disciples in 1670 to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1815, the Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment contains articles ranging from discussions of mercantilism and democracy to the dissemination of ideas in salons and coffeehouses. It is also an e-reference text from Oxford's Digital Reference Shelf.
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  15. Naturalism and Unbelief in France, 1650–1729.Alan Charles Kors - 2016 - Cambridge University Press.
    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 (...)
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  16. PART I. The Coterie Holbachique and the Enlightenment.Alan Charles Kors - 2015 - In D'holbach's Coterie: An Enlightenment in Paris. Princeton University Press. pp. 7-146.
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  17. Skepticism and the Problem of Atheism in Early-Modern France.Alan Charles Kors - 1993 - In Richard H. Popkin & Arie Johan Vanderjagt (eds.), Scepticism and Irreligion in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. E.J. Brill.
     
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  18. The Birth of the Modern Mind.Alan Charles Kors - 1998 - Teaching Co..
    lecture 1. Introduction : intellectual history and conceptual change -- lecture 2. The dawn of the 17th century : Aristotelian scholasticism -- lecture 3. The new vision of Francis Bacon -- lecture 4. The new astronomy and cosmology -- lecture 5. Descartes's dream of perfect knowledge -- lecture 6. The specter of Thomas Hobbes -- lecture 7. Skepticism and Jansenism : Blaise Pascal -- lecture 8. Newton's discovery -- lecture 9. The Newtonian revolution -- lecture 10. John Locke, the revolution (...)
     
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  19. Voltaire and the Triumph of the Enlightenment.Alan Charles Kors - 2001 - The Teaching Co..
    lecture 1. The patriarch, an overview -- lecture 2. The education of a philosophe -- lecture 3. Philosophical letters, part I -- lecture 4. Philosophical letters, part II -- lecture 5. The years at Cirey -- lecture 6. From optimism to humanism -- lecture 7. Voltaire and the "philosophical tale" -- lecture 8. Voltaire at Ferney -- lecture 9. Voltaire and God -- lecture 10. Voltaire and history -- lecture 11. Voltaire and toleration -- lecture 12. Apotheosis.
     
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  20. Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition.Darren Staloff, Louis Markos, Jeremy duQuesnay Adams, Phillip Cary, Dennis Dalton, Alan Charles Kors, Jeremy Shearmur, Robert C. Solomon, Robert Kane, Kathleen Marie Higgins, Mark W. Risjord & Douglas Kellner (eds.) - 2000 - Teaching Co..
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