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.
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Published January 7, 2014
by Dover Publications.
History, Law & Philosophy, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography.