The Idea of Progress - J.B. Bury The Idea of Progress - J.B. Bury

The Idea of Progress - J.B. Bury

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Publisher Description

"The Idea of Progress" by J.B. Bury is a seminal work in the history of ideas, first published in 1920. In this book, Bury explores the concept of progress, tracing its development from ancient times to the modern era. He examines the ways in which people have understood and pursued progress throughout history, and the impact that this has had on the world.

Bury argues that the idea of progress is a central feature of Western civilization, and that it has shaped the course of history. He shows how the idea of progress emerged in ancient Greece and Rome, and how it was further developed during the Renaissance and Enlightenment. Bury also examines the ways in which progress has been measured and evaluated over time, and how it has been used to justify social and political change.

Throughout the book, Bury offers a nuanced and critical perspective on the idea of progress. He acknowledges the many benefits that progress has brought, but also highlights the negative consequences of pursuing progress without sufficient consideration for its wider impact. He argues that progress should be guided by ethical considerations, and that we must be mindful of the unintended consequences of our actions.

"The Idea of Progress" is a thought-provoking and insightful book that continues to influence contemporary debates about the meaning and value of progress. It remains a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of ideas, and the ways in which they shape our understanding of the world.

GENRE
Nonfiction
NARRATOR
LJ
Liam Johnson
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
08:29
hr min
RELEASED
2023
February 22
PUBLISHER
Stream Readers
SIZE
403.9
MB