The Idea of Progress

The Idea of Progress

von: J.B. Bury, Liam Johnson

7,49 €

Verlag: Loudly Audio
Format: MP3 (in ZIP-Archiv)
Veröffentl.: 29.02.2024
ISBN/EAN: 9781509488889
Sprache: englisch

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The Idea of Progress is a concept that was popularized during the Enlightenment in the 18th century. It refers to the belief that human history is characterized by a continuous and linear improvement in all aspects of life, including social, political, and technological progress. J.B. Bury, a renowned historian, wrote extensively on the idea of progress. In his work, he argued that progress is not inevitable and must be actively pursued. He believed that progress is achieved through human agency and that it requires a combination of scientific and technological advancements, as well as social and political reform. Bury also emphasized that progress is not uniform across all societies and that different cultures may have different conceptions of what constitutes progress. He acknowledged that progress can have negative consequences, such as environmental degradation and social inequality, but he believed that these issues can be addressed through further progress and innovation. Overall, Bury's work on the idea of progress contributed to a deeper understanding of the concept and its complexities. While progress has undoubtedly brought about significant advancements in human society, it also poses significant challenges and requires careful consideration and management.

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