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Idea of Progress


Alembert, Jean Le Rond d'. Preliminary Discourse to the Encyclopedia of Diderot. Translated by Richard N. Schwab. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1963.

Bacon, Francis. New Atlantis; and, The Great Instauration. Edited by Jerry Weinberger. Rev. ed. Arlington Heights, Ill.: H. Davidson, 1989.

Bury, J. B. The Idea of Progress: An Inquiry into Its Origin and Growth. New York: Dover, 1955.

Comte, Auguste. System of Positive Polity. 4 vols. New York: B. Franklin, 1968.

Condorcet, Marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicolas Caritat, Marquis de. Sketch for a Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human Mind. Translated by June Barraclough. New York: Noonday, 1955.

Croly, Herbert. Progressive Democracy. New York: Macmillan, 1914.

——. The Promise of American Life. 1909. Reprint, New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction, 1993.

Fontenelle, M. de (Bernard Le Bovier). The Achievement of Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle. Assembled with translations and introduction by Leonard M. Marsak. New York: Johnson Reprint, 1970.

Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich. Reason in History. Translated by Robert S. Hartman. New York: Liberal Arts, 1953.

——. Hegel's Philosophy of Right. Translated by T. M. Knox. London and New York: Oxford University Press, 1967.

Heidegger, Martin. The Question Concerning Technology, and Other Essays. Translated by William Lovitt. New York: Harper and Row, 1977.

Kant, Immanuel. Kant's Political Writings, Edited by Hans Reiss. Translated by H. B. Nisbet. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1970.

Marx, Karl. The Marx-Engels Reader. Edited by Robert C. Tucker. 2nd ed. New York: Norton, 1978.

Melzer, Arthur M., Jerry Weinberger, and M. Richard Zinman, eds. History and the Idea of Progress. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1995.

Nietzsche, Friedrich. On the Genealogy of Morals. Translated by Walter Kaufman and R. J. Hollingdale. New York: Vintage, 1967.

Owen, Robert. The Revolution in the Mind and Practice of the Human Race; or, The Coming Change from Irrationality to Rationality. Clifton, N.J.: A. M. Kelley, 1973.

Wilson, Edward O. Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. New York: Knopf, 1998.

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