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History of the Idea of Progress

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  • History of the Idea of Progress (Transaction Publishers) – Trade paperback (1994)
    by Robert A Nisbet

    History of the Idea of Progress

    Trade paperback, Transaction Publishers
    1994
    English
    2nd Revised ed.
    370 pages

    ISBN: 1560007133
    ISBN-13: 9781560007135

    The idea of progress from the Enlightenment to postmodernism is still very much with us. In intellectual discourse, journals, popular magazines, and radio and talk shows, the debate between those who are "progressivists" and those who are "declinists" is as spirited as it was in the late seventeenth century. In History of the Idea of Progress, Robert Nisbet traces the idea of progress from its origins in Greek, Roman, and medieval civilizations to modern times. It is a masterful frame of reference for understanding the ... Show more

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