胡適 1953/7/21 (當時Becker教授已故)到康乃爾大學度假27天，讀此史書。
Becker教授引 Abelard 的"疑生知 (真理)"。
胡適之先生的世界The Many Worlds of Dr. Hu Shih: 胡適雜憶(唐德剛).... 亞波拉（Abelard）最後屈服於教會的權威而甘願與愛洛綺思永別，陳衡哲對他的懦弱表示非常 ...Becker教授的門口貼有：
– 先進第四"子曰：「回也非助我者也，於吾言無所不說。」1941年12月30，胡適用大使館的信紙，寫信 (藏康乃爾大學圖書館)謝Carl Lotus Becker教授(1873-1945)的贈書：New Liberties for Old (1941)
Chih-Ping Chou, Hu Shih - 2013 - PhilosophyChinese Philosophy and Intellectual History Hu Shih Chih-Ping Chou ... The late Professor Carl Beckerof Cornell University once told me that he had on the ...
- Carl L. Becker - 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 226 頁
The act is in Laws of New YorJ(, 1865, Chapter 586; and Laws and Documents Relating to Cornell University, 21. In the latter collection there is a slight ...
Becker got his Ph.D. in 1907. He was John Wendell Anderson Professor of History in the Department of History at Cornell University from 1917 to 1941. ...
Carl Lotus Becker (September 7, 1873 – April 10, 1945) was an American historian.
LifeHe was born in Waterloo, Iowa. He studied at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Frederick Jackson Turner was his doctoral advisor there. Becker got his Ph.D. in 1907. He was John Wendell Anderson Professor of History in the Department of History at Cornell University from 1917 to 1941. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1923.
Cornell has recognized his work as an educator by naming one of its five new residential colleges the Carl Becker House.
WorksHe is best known for The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers (1932), four lectures on The Enlightenment delivered at Yale University. His assertion—that philosophies in the "Age of Reason" relied far more upon Christian assumptions than they cared to admit—has been influential, but has also been much attacked.[by whom?] Interest in the book is partly explained by this passage (p. 47):
This isolation of vocabularies of the epoch chimes with much later work, even if the rest of the book is essayistic in approach. Johnson Kent Wright writesIn the thirteenth century the key words would no doubt be God, sin, grace, salvation, heaven and the like; in the nineteenth century, matter, fact, matter-of-fact, evolution, progress; in the twentieth century, relativity, process, adjustment, function, complex. In the eighteenth century the words without which no enlightened person could reach a restful conclusion were nature, natural law, first cause, reason, sentiment, humanity, perfectibility […].
Becker wrote as a principled liberal […]. Yet in some respects The Heavenly City presents an almost uncanny anticipation of the "postmodern" reading of the eighteenth century.—"The Pre-Postmodernism of Carl Becker", p. 162, in Postmodernism and the Enlightenment (2001), Daniel Gordon editor
- Political Parties in the Province of New York from 1766-75 (1908)
- The Beginnings of the American People (1915)
- The Eve of the Revolution (1918)
- The Declaration of Independence—A Study in the History of Political Ideas (1922, 1942)
- Our Great Experiment in Democracy (1924)
- The Spirit of '76 (with G.M. Clark and W.E. Dodd) (1926)
- Modern History (1931)
- The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers (1932)
- Every Man His Own Historian (1935)
- Progress and Power (1936)
- Story of Civilization (with Frederic Duncalf) (1938)
- Modern Democracy (1941)
- New Liberties for Old (1941)
- Cornell University: Founders and the Founding (1943)
- How New Will the Better World Be?—A Discussion of Post-War Reconstruction (1944)
- Freedom and Responsibility in the American Way of Life (1945)
- Freedom of Speech and Press
- "History is the memory of things said and done."
- "The significance of man is that he is insignificant and is aware of it."
- "Freedom and responsibility." This saying, from a 1943 lecture, has been frequently misquoted. When Cornell memorialized Becker by naming a residential college in his honor, the university commissioned a large stone placard to be affixed to the building's entryway reading "FREEDOM WITH RESPONSIBILITY".
- ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter B". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved May 29, 2011.
- ^ a b http://www.metaezra.com/archive/2008/09/carl_becker_is_rolling_in_his.shtml
- Beginnings of the American People (English) (as Author)
- The Eve of the Revolution; a chronicle of the breach with England (English) (as Author)