The Idea of Progress. An Inquiry into Its Origin and Growth by John Bagnell Bury

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Wide-ranging, erudite and stimulating, this thought-provoking volume describes the birth and development of one of the most important basic ideas of our civilization: progress, or the concept that humanity is advancing in a definite and desirable direction. Throughout, Bury examines the contributions of Darwin, Descartes, Voltaire, Locke, and other important thinkers.

About John Bagnell Bury

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Bury taught history for years at the University of Cambridge.
Published January 7, 2014 by Dover Publications. 418 pages
Genres: History, Law & Philosophy, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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