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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Progress and its discontents.
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1982
|Material Type:||Conference publication, Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Gabriel A Almond; Marvin Chodorow; Roy Harvey Pearce; American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Western Center.
|ISBN:||0520044789 9780520044784 0520054474 9780520054479|
|Notes:||Papers based on a conference held in Palo Alto, Calif., Feb. 1979.|
|Description:||xiv, 565 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||[Part I : Historical, ideological, and evolutionary aspects] Enlightenment idea of progress revisited / Nannerl O. Keohane. Idea of progress in historiography and social thought since the Enlightenment / Georg G. Iggers. Idea of progress in communist ideology / Alfred G. Meyer. Ideas of progress in the Third World / Crawford Young. Evolutionary concept of progress / Francisco J. Ayala --
[Part. II : Progress and problems of science] Progress in our understanding of biology / John T. Edsall. Progress in physics : the game of intellectual leapfrog / Gerald Feinberg. Fear of progress in biology / Bernard D. Davis. Toward a theory of scientific progress / Gerald Holton. Progress in social science / Marc J. Roberts. Contemporary historiography : progress, paradigms, and the regression toward positivism / H. Stuart Hughes --
[Part III : Prospects and problems of material progress] Retreat from economic advance : changing ideas about economic progress / Moses Abramovitz. Can technology assure unending material progress? / Harvey Brooks. Natural resource limits and the future of economic progress / Nathan Rosenberg. Poverty and progress / Hollis B. Chenery --
[Part IV : Political and social aspects] Modern state and the idea of progress / Gianfranco Poggi. Progress and public policy / Aaron Wildavsky. Social progress and liberal democracy / G. Bingham Powell Jr. Changing popular attitudes toward progress / Samuel H. Barnes --
[Part V : Progress and humantistic understanding] Conceptions of the self in an age of progress / Steven Marcus. Arts and the idea of progress / Murray Kriegerd. Costs of utopia / Robert C. Elliott. Idea of progress in twentieth-century theology / Martin E. Marty. Return of the sacred : the argument about the future of religion / Daniel Bell. Idea of progress : an ethical appraisal / Frederick A. Olafson.
|Responsibility:||edited by Gabriel A. Almond, Marvin Chodorow, & Roy Harvey Pearce ; sponsored by the Western Center of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.|