The Philosophy of Progress

“The Philosophy of Progress”

by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

“How then are things connected and engendered? How are beings produced and how do they disappear? How is society and nature transformed? Such is the sole object of science. The notion of Progress, carried into all the spheres of consciousness and the understanding, become the base of practical and speculative reason, must renew the entire system of human knowledge, purge the mind of its last prejudices, replace the constitutions and catechisms in social relations, teach to man all that he can legitimately know, do, hope and fear: the value of his ideas, the definition of his rights, the rule of his actions, the purpose of his existence . . . The theory of Progress is the railway of liberty.”

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~ by sovietonion on April 4, 2009.

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