History of the Idea of Progress (Google eBook)

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Transaction Publishers, 1980 - Progress - 370 pages
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User Review  - Ak Hauck - Goodreads

Very interesting read. Nisbet attributes ideas to Augustine that rightfully ought to be given to Scripture, but does credit Augustine with being the font of Western philosophy hence forward. Read full review

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User Review  - Bill Easterly - Goodreads

Amazing how idea of progress goes back to Greeks and Romans -- had the idea that progress was natural before there WAS much progress of any kind! One of the best history of idea books ever! Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
3
The Classical World
10
The Early Christians
47
Medieval Currents
77
The Renaissance
101
The Great Renewal
118
THE TRIUMPH OF THE IDEA OF PROGRESS
169
Introduction
171
Progress as Freedom
179
Progress As Power
237
The Persistence of Progress
297
Progress At Bay
317
Epilogue
352
INDEX
359
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