David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Inquiry 11 (1-4):321 – 331 (1968)
The idea of progress is developed by Comte in an extremely complex manner. This development is shown to be inconsistent on logical and empirical grounds, although it is most instructive in highlighting the problems that any theory of progress must face. The major problem is that of the relations between material and moral progress, however defined. Comtean positivism can give no satisfactory account of this, for it is bound, by its methodology, to hold that moral progress necessarily results from material and scientific progress. Comte's enduring contribution to social thought reminds us of the nature of the unsolved problems of progress.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Morris Ginsberg (1968). Essays in Sociology and Social Philosophy. Harmondsworth, Penguin.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Tal Gilead (2012). Education and the Logic of Economic Progress. Journal of Philosophy of Education 46 (1):113-131.
Frederick Charles Green (1950/1977). Rousseau and the Idea of Progress. Folcroft Library Editions.
Pauline Kleingeld (1999). Kant, History, and the Idea of Moral Development. History of Philosophy Quarterly 16 (1):59-80.
Atocha Aliseda (2005). Lacunae, Empirical Progress and Semantic Tableaux. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 83 (1):169-189.
Moti Mizrahi & Wesley Buckwalter (2014). The Role of Justification in the Ordinary Concept of Scientific Progress. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 45 (1):151-166.
Paul M. Quay (1974). Progress as a Demarcation Criterion for the Sciences. Philosophy of Science 41 (2):154-170.
Ben Dixon (2005). Achieving Moral Progress Despite Moral Regress. Social Philosophy Today 21:157-172.
David W. Marcell (1974). Progress and Pragmatism: James, Dewey, Beard, and the American Idea of Progress. Westport, Conn.,Greenwood Press.
Brian O'Connor (2008). Retrieving the Idea of Progress. The Philosophers' Magazine 42 (42):86-89.
Added to index2009-03-05
Total downloads6 ( #202,005 of 1,098,976 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #287,052 of 1,098,976 )
How can I increase my downloads?