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Lectures on Modern European Intellectual History - Main
Lecture 1: Modern European Intellectual History - An Introduction
Renaissance Resources
Peter Abelard, 1079-1142
Peter Abelard, Sic et Non
World War One Resources
Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939
Nietzsche Resources
Lecture 2: The Medieval World View (1)
Immanuel Kant, 1724-1804
Kant, Critique of Pure Reason (1781)
Plato, The Allegory of the Cave
St. Thomas Aquinas on the Web
Goliardic Verse
Lecture 3: The Medieval World View (2)
4th Lateran Council (1215): Canon 3 - On Heresy
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
Lecture 4: The Medieval Synthesis and the Discovery of Man: The Renaissance
Giorgio Vasari on the Concept of  a "Renaissance" (1550)
Niccolo Machiavelli, 1469-1527
Renaissance Humanism
The Printing Press
Pico della Mirandola Oration on the Dignity of Man
Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel (excerpt)
Lecture 5: The Medieval Synthesis Under Attack: Savonarola and the Protestant Reformation
Girolamo Savonarola, 1452-1498
Savonarola, "This will be your final destruction"
Luther's Ninety-Five Theses, 1517
Desiderius Erasmus, 1466-1536
Lecture 6: The Scientific Revolution, 1543-1642 (1)
Copernicus, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies (1543)
Galileo, The Starry Messenger (1610)
Cardinal Bellarmine's Letter to Foscarini (1615)
Lecture 7: The Scientific Revolution, 1642-1730 (2)
Isaac Newton, 1642-1727
Preface to Isaac Newton's Principia (1687)
Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662
Lecture 8: The New Intellectual Order: Man, Nature and Society
Giordano Bruno, 1548-1600
Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592
Rene Descartes, 1596-1650
Thomas Hobbes, 1588-1679
John Locke, 1632-1704
Lecture 9: The Triumph of Science and the 18th Century Philosophe
Enlightenment Resources
Lecture 10: The Vision of Human Progress: Vico, Gibbon and Condorcet
Giambattista Vico, The New Science (1725)
Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-1788)
Condorcet, Sketch for a Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human Mind (1795)
Lecture 11: The Origins of the French Revolution
French Revolution Resources
Lecture 12: The French Revolution - Moderate Stage, 1789-1792
The Cahiers de Doléances (1789)
The Oath of the Tennis Court (June 20, 1789)
The Fall of the Bastille (July 14, 1789)
The Decree of August 4, 1789
Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen (August 1789)
The October Days (1789)
The Flight to Varennes (June 20, 1791)
The Civil Constitution of the Clergy (July 12, 1790)
Lecture 13: The French Revolution, The Radical Stage, 1792-1794
"Reply to the Impertinent Question: What is a Sans-Culotte?" (April 1793)
The Journee of August 10, 1792
The Trial and Execution of Louis XVI
Maximilien Robespierre, 1758-1794
Robespierre's Republic of Virtue
Durand de Maillane on the Ninth of Thermidor (July 28, 1794)
Lecture 14: The Language of Politics: England and the French Revolution
Richard Price, 1723-1791
Edmund Burke, 1729-1797
Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
A Note on Protestant Dissent and the Dissenters
Mary Wollstonecraft, 1759-1797
Joseph Priestley, 1733-1804
Thomas Paine, 1737-1809
William Godwin, 1756-1836
Lecture 15: Europe and the Superior Being: Napoleon
Napoleon Resources
Napoleon's Proclamation to His Troops in Italy (March-April 1796)
The 18th Brumaire of the Year VIII (November 10, 1799)
The Code Napoleon (1804)
The Continental System
Lecture 16: The Romantic Era
Toward a Definition of Romanticism
Lecture 17: The Origins of the Industrial Revolution in England
Industrial Revolution Resources
Lecture 18: The Social Consequences of the Industrial Revolution -- currently editing
Lecture 19: The French Revolution and the Socialist Tradition: Early French Communists (1)
Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality Among Men (1755)
Morelly, Code of Nature (1755)
Babeuf's Defense (From the Trial at the Vendome, Feb-May, 1797)
Lecture 20: The French Revolution and the Socialist Tradition: English Democratic Socialists (2)
Lecture 21: The Utopian Socialists: Charles Fourier (1)
Marx and Engels on the Utopian Socialists
Charles Fourier, 1772-1837 -- Selections from his Writings
Lecture 22: The Utopian Socialists: Robert Owen and Saint-Simon (2)
Robert Owen, 1771-1858
Robert Owen's A New View of Society (1813)
Lecture 23: The Age of Ideologies (1): General Introduction
Immanuel Kant, 1724-1804
Jeremy Bentham, 1748-1832
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, 1770-1831
Lecture 22: The Age of Ideologies (2): Reflections on Karl Marx
Karl Marx, 1818-1883
Lecture 23: The Age of Ideologies (3): The World of Auguste Comte
Auguste Comte, 1798-1857
French Comteans: Claude Bernard, Hippolyte Taine and Ernst Renan
William Robertson, 1721-1793
Auguste Comte, Course of Positive Philosophy (1830)
Lecture 25: The Age of Ideologies (4): Charles Darwin and Evolutionary Theory -- currently editing
Lecture 27: The Revolt Against the Western Intellectual Tradition: Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human (1879)
Nietzsche Resources
Charles Darwin, 1809-1882
Søren Kierkegaard, 1813-1855
Søren Kierkegaard, The Present Age (1846)
Stefan Zweig on Nietzsche
Nietzsche, Dionysus and Apollo
Richard Wagner, 1813-1883
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Parable of the Madman (1882)

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