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Voltaire and the Triumph of the Enlightenment by Alan Charles Kors

Voltaire and the Triumph of the Enlightenment

by Alan Charles Kors


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This course focuses on Voltaire, whose long life and astonishing number of writings spanned the entire Enlightenment. He remains widely read and quoted today. He is remembered as one of Europe’s most influential thinkers and a champion of religious toleration. As a philosopher and man of letters, Voltaire may be taken as the embodiment of this important epoch in Western intellectual history, with its emphasis on progress, rationality, science, and skepticism of received authority. Lectures cover Voltaire’s major essays, the Philosophical Dictionary, and Candide. They describe Voltaire’s influence in developing the liberal humanistic philosophy of the Enlightenment—a philosophy that influenced the American and French Revolutions and contributed to much subsequent European intellectual and social history.


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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: V002717
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