Its a Wonderful Life - Alan Charles Kors

Posted by $ mshupe 2 months, 1 week ago to History
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Kors may be the link between the communist holocaust cover-up and America's higher education crime syndicate. His scholarship of the Enlightenment is world-renowned. β€œThe 18th century sought to take the models of Newton and Locke and apply them to the fullest possible range of human inquiry and endeavor. By the end of the 18th century, the prestige of ancient thought and of the inherited system was a thing of the past.”
SOURCE URL: https://www.centerforindividualism.org/the-modern-poetic-justice-warriors-relentless-defense-of-the-soul-of-civilization-alan-charles-kors/


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  • Posted by $ 2 months, 1 week ago
    The author of America's Revolutionary Mind: A Moral History of the American Revolution and the Declaration That Defined It, C. Bradley Thompson, gave the toast introducing Kors at a recent celebration of his life and achievements.
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  • Posted by ewv 2 months ago
    The lecture topic is interesting but what is the point of the first three paragraphs in the article emphasizing religious myths and Christmas in terms of stock Christian slogans? Christmas has long been a secular holiday, not an "integration" of mind and body incorporating mystical traditions -- those who try it are engaged in contradictory misintegration. The article does not mention how you think any of that is related to Kors. Are you promoting that? Does Kors do that? What does it have to do with his lecture series that the article is about?

    What does Kors say about what you called in your post the "link between the communist holocaust cover-up and America's higher education crime syndicate"? Your article doesn't say, with only a vague reference to people not knowing.

    Does Kors distinguish in the lectures between Aristotle and its corruption in the form of what he calls Aristotelian scholasticism of the Middle Ages?

    Does he give criticism's of the major thinkers during the period he covers? For example, the lecture description https://www.thegreatcourses.com/cours... says "Descartes created a coherent philosophical system that became the major challenge to scholasticism on the Continent. Descartes sought to demonstrate that humans can establish a criterion of truth and, with it, know with certainty the real nature of things." Does he describe how Descartes was himself a Rationalist whose subjectivism trying to derive existence from his free-floating consciousness was anything but a "criterion of truth" to "know with certainty"? (Descartes started with pure consciousness and "I think therefore I am", then 'derived' God because he could think of it, then 'derived' external existence from the claim that God wouldn't deceive us. Descartes was also a mathematician, but most of his rationalistic physics was hopelessly wrong.)

    There is currently a 70% off sale for the entire 24 lecture audio for $19.95 https://www.thegreatcourses.com/cours... -- that is for an audio and pdf download. A transcript is another $15. DVD mailed to you instead of downloads is $49.95. The video seems to be no longer available.
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    • Posted by $ 2 months ago
      Great question, the Christmas reference was intended to draw a distinction between Christianity's separation of the soul and earthly pursuits and objectivism's integration of mind and body as an inseparable and unified entity. To also demonstrate that the production of material values is aligned with the Christmas spirit of benevolence and a joyful celebration. I didn't mention Aristotle as it would have required a longer piece. The link between the higher education rip-off and their cover-up of the communist holocaust is also worthy of another blog. Regarding the sale on this lecture series - thank you! I also just learned that Kors is a keynote speaker at the Mises Institute Austrian Economics Research Institute Conference in March.
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