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Name  Alan Kors

Role  Professor
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Education  Princeton University, Harvard University
Organizations founded  Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
Books  The Shadow University, Atheism in France - 1650‑1729, D'Holbach's Coterie: An Enlighten, Where the Water Buffalo R, Atheism in France - 1650‑172

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Alan Charles Kors (born July 18, 1943) is Henry Charles Lea Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught the intellectual history of the 17th and 18th centuries. He has received both the Lindback Foundation Award and the Ira Abrams Memorial Award for distinguished college teaching. Kors graduated A.B. summa cum laude at Princeton University in 1964, and received his M.A. (1965) and Ph.D. (1968) in European history at Harvard University.


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Kors has written on the history of skeptical, atheistic, and materialist thought in 17th and 18th-century France, on the Enlightenment in general, on the history of European witchcraft beliefs, and on academic freedom. He was also the Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment, which was published in four volumes by Oxford University Press in 2002.

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Kors co-founded – with civil rights advocate Harvey A. Silverglate – and served from 2000 to 2006 as chairman of the board of directors of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

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He writes pieces for both libertarian and conservative journals on political matters. He is an occasional contributor to Reason. His essay "Can There Be An After Socialism?" was published by the journal Social Philosophy & Policy.

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Kors has also been active in the defense of free speech since his arrival at Penn. In the widely covered 1993 "water buffalo incident", he defended Eden Jacobowitz against charges that he harassed a group of black sorority sisters. In the early morning hours, as the sorority was celebrating loudly outside the dorms, multiple students yelled from their windows, in various ways, for the sorority to cease. When the police came to question students, Jacobowitz volunteered that he yelled "Shut up, you water buffalo", a slur that was characterized as racist. The sorority members eventually dropped the charges. Kors later defended another University of Pennsylvania student in 2005 during a controversy surrounding the student's right to take a photo of other University students having sex against a dorm window.

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In 1992 President George H. W. Bush named him to the Council of the National Endowment of the Humanities. He was confirmed by the United States Senate and served on the committee for six years.

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In 2005, President George W. Bush awarded Kors the National Humanities Medal for his "scholarship, devotion to the Humanities, and...defense of academic freedom." In 2006, he was the T.B. Davie Memorial Lecturer on academic freedom at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

He has served on the boards of The Historical Society and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and currently serves as a Visitor of Ralston College.

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  • Witchcraft in Europe, 400–1700: A Documentary History (Middle Ages Series) by Alan Charles Kors (Editor), Edward Peters (Editor) ISBN 0-8122-1751-9 (1972, revised edition 2001)
  • D'Holbach's Coterie: An Enlightenment in Paris by Alan Charles Kors (Author) ISBN 0-691-05224-7 (1976, reissued 2015))
  • Atheism in France, 1650–1729: The Orthodox Sources of Disbelief by Alan Charles Kors (Author) ISBN 0-691-05575-0 (1990, reissued 2015)
  • The Shadow University: The Betrayal Of Liberty On America's Campuses by Alan Charles Kors (Author), Harvey A. Silverglate (Author) ISBN 0-06-097772-8 (1999)
  • Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment (4 vol. set) by Alan Charles Kors (Editor) ISBN 0-19-510433-1 (2002)
  • Naturalism and Unbelief in France, 1650-1729 by Alan Charles Kors (Author) ISBN 978-1107106635 (2016)
  • Epicureans and Atheists in France, 1650-1729 by Alan Charles Kors (Author) ISBN 978-1107132641 (2016)
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    Alan Charles Kors Wikipedia

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