The Idea of Progress: An Inguiry into Its Origin and Growth
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The Idea of Progress: An Inguiry into Its Origin and Growth

By J. B. (John Bagnell) Bury
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  • THE IDEA OF PROGRESS
  • AN INQUIRY INTO ITS ORIGIN AND GROWTH
    • Regius Professor Of Modern History, And Fellow Of King's College, In The University Of Cambridge
  • PREFACE
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER I. SOME INTERPRETATIONS OF UNIVERSAL HISTORY: BODIN AND LE ROY
    • 1.
  • CHAPTER II. UTILITY THE END OF KNOWLEDGE: BACON
    • 1.
  • CHAPTER III. CARTESIANISM
  • CHAPTER IV. THE DOCTRINE OF DEGENERATION: THE ANCIENTS AND MODERNS
    • 1.
  • CHAPTER V. THE PROGRESS OF KNOWLEDGE: FONTENELLE
    • 1.
  • CHAPTER VI. THE GENERAL PROGRESS OF MAN: ABBE DE SAINT-PIERRE
  • CHAPTER VII. NEW CONCEPTIONS OF HISTORY: MONTESQUIEU, VOLTAIRE, TURGOT
  • CHAPTER VIII. THE ENCYCLOPAEDISTS AND ECONOMISTS
    • 1.
  • CHAPTER IX. WAS CIVILISATION A MISTAKE? ROUSSEAU, CHASTELLUX. 1.
  • CHAPTER X. THE YEAR 2440
    • 1.
  • CHAPTER XI. THE FRENCH REVOLUTION: CONDORCET
    • I.
  • CHAPTER XII. THE THEORY OF PROGRESS IN ENGLAND
    • 1.
  • CHAPTER XIII. GERMAN SPECULATIONS ON PROGRESS
    • 1.
  • CHAPTER XIV. CURRENTS OF THOUGHT IN FRANCE AFTER THE REVOLUTION
    • 1.
  • CHAPTER XV. THE SEARCH FOR A LAW OF PROGRESS:
    • I. SAINT-SIMON
  • CHAPTER XVI. THE SEARCH FOR A LAW OF PROGRESS: II. COMTE
    • 1.
  • CHAPTER XVII. "PROGRESS" IN THE FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT
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