History of the Idea of Progress


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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 ...

History of the Idea of Progress 2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138525160

2nd New edition


History of the Idea of Progress 2008, Taylor & Francis, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9781560007135

2nd edition

Trade paperback