The Idea of Progress in Classical Antiquity
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Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • General,
  • History,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • Philosophy

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9400834M
ISBN 100801801850
ISBN 109780801801853

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The idea of progress in classical antiquity [Ludwig Edelstein] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Edelstein, Ludwig, Idea of progress in classical antiquity. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press [©]. Shelves: ancient, philosophy-history-of This book is an important corrective to Bury, who (though himself an ancient historian) missed much of the relevant evidence from Antiquity. The idea of progress first appears, in fact, in Xenophanes fr. 18, and was well-known to the Sophists and in the Hellenistic period/5. The history of the ancient idea of progress must indeed be written with the history of ancient science in mind. To the evidence almost exclusively adduced hitherto— that of philosophy and belles lettres—must be added an analysis of the scientific testimony and of the state of affairs within the sciences.

An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. The idea of progress in classical antiquity by Edelstein, Ludwig, Publication date Topics. Progress is the movement towards a refined, improved, or otherwise desired state. In the context of progressivism, it refers to the proposition that advancements in technology, science, and social organization have resulted, and by extension will continue to result, in an improved human condition; the latter may happen as a result of direct human action, as in social enterprise or through. Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Edelstein, Ludwig, Idea of progress in classical antiquity. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press [©]. The Idea of Progess in Classical Antiquity. Ludwig Edelstein. Johns Hopkins University Press () Similar books and articles. Xenophanes, Aeschylus, and the Doctrine of Primeval Brutishness. Neville Morley - - Wiley-Blackwell. The Idea of Progress in Classical Antiquity. [REVIEW] A. R. E. - - Review of Metaphysics 21 (4)

  The idea of progress in classical antiquity. by. Edelstein, Ludwig, Publication date. Topics. Civilization, Philosophy, Progress, Philosophy, Ancient. Publisher. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins : London: Macmillan and Co., — t of the history of the Idea of Progress from ancient times to the late 19th century as written by , Regius professor of modern history and fellow of the King's College in the University of ts. Books. Shopping Cart Order Status Log In. You are here. Home > The Idea of Progress in Classical Antiquity > Author Bio. Ludwig Edelstein characterizes the idea of "progress" in Greek and Roman times. He analyzes the ancients' belief in "a tendency inherent in nature or in man to pass through a regular sequence of stages of development in past, present, and future, the latter stages being—with perhaps occasional retardations or minor regressions—superior to the earlier."Cited by: