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The assumption was that human nature was malleable and would alter, evolve, as circumstances changed.

Ahh, if it were only so! He writes in the beginning that he will make no judgment on whether Progress has actually taken place or, if it has occurred, whether or not it is a good thing. Yet he cannot help himself. He seems to believe that there is such a thing as Progress, and that it would be even better if the Christians specifically Catholics got out of the way. I think I discovered at least one reason why Anglo-American philosophy is so different from much of European, especially French, philosophy.

For the French the basic sciences, according to Bury, are the social sciences.

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For Anglo-Americans the basic science is physics. Excellent book -- and a Classic treatment. Jan 30, Earl Duchossois rated it it was amazing. Great historical perspective on the philosophy of progress.

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Scientific discoveries and technological advances nourished the idea of Progress in fits and starts until the French Enlightenment when through the philosophes the idea began to bud when several of them offered different interpretations of Progress. By the late nineteenth century, under the influence of Comte and other burgeoning social scientists, Progress was in full blossom. The immutable laws of society, the belief went, will only lead to more scientific and technological progress accompanied by progress in human and social well being.

Eventually, inevitably, there will be less poverty, less war, and greater social flourishing.


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The assumption was that human nature was malleable and would alter, evolve, as circumstances changed. Ahh, if it were only so!

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He writes in the beginning that he will make no judgment on whether Progress has actually taken place or, if it has occurred, whether or not it is a good thing. Yet he cannot help himself. He seems to believe that there is such a thing as Progress, and that it would be even better if the Christians specifically Catholics got out of the way.

I think I discovered at least one reason why Anglo-American philosophy is so different from much of European, especially French, philosophy.

The Idea of Progress: An Inquiry Into its Origin and Growth

For the French the basic sciences, according to Bury, are the social sciences. For Anglo-Americans the basic science is physics. Excellent book -- and a Classic treatment. Jan 30, Earl Duchossois rated it it was amazing.

Great historical perspective on the philosophy of progress. I really recommend it to persons who find such topics interesting. Joseph rated it really liked it Nov 27, Alberto rated it really liked it May 06, Steven rated it liked it Sep 03, Ashraf Haddad rated it really liked it Feb 14, Jordan rated it liked it Mar 20, Esoteric rated it really liked it Aug 11, Ernesto Plasencia rated it liked it Jan 20, John Hanscom rated it really liked it Jan 15, Kane rated it liked it Jan 15, Saeko rated it liked it Apr 30, Dimitris Pallis rated it it was amazing Feb 03, Eric Jackson rated it liked it Oct 08, Carl Svensson rated it it was amazing Sep 28, Amandak rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Eric Thrond rated it it was amazing Sep 28, Roger Levy rated it it was amazing Nov 26, Rachel rated it it was ok Apr 23,