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The Resource Epicureans and atheists in France, 1650-1729, Alan Charles Kors, (electronic resource)

Epicureans and atheists in France, 1650-1729, Alan Charles Kors, (electronic resource)

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Epicureans and atheists in France, 1650-1729
Title
Epicureans and atheists in France, 1650-1729
Statement of responsibility
Alan Charles Kors
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 the Epicurean inheritance and explains what constituted actual atheistic thinking in early-modern France, distinguishing such categorical unbelief from other challenges to orthodox beliefs. Without understanding the actual context and convergence of the inheritance, scholarship, protocols, and polemical modes of orthodox culture, the early-modern generation and dissemination of atheism are inexplicable. This book brings to life both early-modern French Christian learned culture and the atheists who emerged from its intellectual vitality.--
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Kors, Alan Charles
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Epicurus
  • Epicureans (Greek philosophy)
  • Atheism
  • Atheism
  • France
  • France
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Epicureans and atheists in France, 1650-1729, Alan Charles Kors, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316450987
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading Epicurus -- The Epicureans -- At the boundaries of unbelief -- Historians, atheists, and historical atheists
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CR9781316450987
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 242 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316450987
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)957679973
Label
Epicureans and atheists in France, 1650-1729, Alan Charles Kors, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316450987
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading Epicurus -- The Epicureans -- At the boundaries of unbelief -- Historians, atheists, and historical atheists
Control code
CR9781316450987
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 242 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316450987
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)957679973

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