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History of the Idea of Progress

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ISBN-10: 1560007133

ISBN-13: 9781560007135

Edition: 2nd 1994

Authors: Robert Nisbet, Robert A. Nisbet

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Nisbet traces the idea of progress from its origins in Greek, Roman, and medieval civiliations to modern times. It is a masterful frame of reference for understanding the present world. Nisbet shows why the idea of progress remains of critical importance to studies of social evolution and natural history.
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Book details

List price: $50.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/31/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 390
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Dr. Robert Nisbet was trained initially in Ecology and Ecosystems Analysis. He has over 30 years' experience in complex systems analysis and modeling, most recently as a Researcher (University of California, Santa Barbara). In business, he pioneered the design and development of configurable data mining applications for retail sales forecasting, and Churn, Propensity-to-buy, and Customer Acquisition in Telecommunications Insurance, Banking, and Credit industries. In addition to data mining, he has expertise in data warehousing technology for Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) operations, Business Intelligence reporting, and data quality analyses. He is lead author of the "Handbook of…    

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Foreword
The Genesis and Development of the Idea of Progress
Introduction
The Classical World
The Early Christians
Medieval Currents
The Renaissance: Some Cross-Currents
The Great Renewal
The Triumph of the Idea of Progress
Introduction
Progress as Freedom
Progress as Power
The Persistence of Progress
Progress at Bay
Epilogue
Index