370 pages. Softcover. Very good condition. PROGRESS. Provides a richly textured narrative history of the idea of progress from the Greeks to the present. Shows that, contrary to common wisdom, the Western idea of progress is not instinsically or inalienably modern, a product of rationalism and industrial technology, but goes back to the very beginnings of Western civilization. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Western Civilization, Progress, Utopias, Adam Smith, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Plato, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, Homer, Geeorg Wilheln Friedrich Hegel, Johan Gottlieb Fichte, August Comte, Christianity, St. Augustine).
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