A Brief Reevaluation of the History of the Idea of Progress in Regard to Social Philosophy and Sociology

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The thesis offers an exposition and tentative solution of two problems: a definition of the Idea of Progress, and classification of social philosophers and sociologists according to this definition. Twelve propositions, or assumptions, are used to define the Idea, and works of selected philosophers from Hesiod to Parsons are examined in the light of this definition. Historical examination reveals that the Idea's acceptance reaches a zenith in the early nineteenth century, after which it lost credibility, becoming virtually discarded by mid-twentieth century.

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Kurtz, Steven J. (Steven John) December 1983.

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The thesis offers an exposition and tentative solution of two problems: a definition of the Idea of Progress, and classification of social philosophers and sociologists according to this definition. Twelve propositions, or assumptions, are used to define the Idea, and works of selected philosophers from Hesiod to Parsons are examined in the light of this definition. Historical examination reveals that the Idea's acceptance reaches a zenith in the early nineteenth century, after which it lost credibility, becoming virtually discarded by mid-twentieth century.

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Kurtz, Steven J. (Steven John). A Brief Reevaluation of the History of the Idea of Progress in Regard to Social Philosophy and Sociology, thesis, December 1983; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504375/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .