History and Progress: In Search of the European and American Mind
Praeger, 1989 - 442 páginas
The idea of progress forms the core History and Progress. Mathiopoulos shows that faith in progress and the desire for a better world have been the major stimuli for historical change in the modern world. She describes how Europe gave birth to this idea and throughout history became largely disenchanted with it. In contrast, the United States inherited this concept and has utilized it for over 200 years to maintain its sense of identity and self-awareness. History and Progress explains not only how the idea of progress inspired the founding of America, but how the concept provides momentum for the historical development of the nation to the present. In short, the 'American Dream' preserved the progressive optimism projected by the Enlightenment in the United States, even when it had since disappeared from European historical thought.
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Part I ORIGINS AND METAMORPHOSES OF THE IDEA OF PROGRESS IN THE EUROPEAN HISTORY OF IDEAS The attempt to arrive at a conclusive definition of progress would be as presumptuous as trying to prove or disprove the existence of supernatural ...
The themes of Greek and human antiquity were not utopian evolution in the future , but rather concrete existence in the present , the idea of culture , of art , of scholarship , the idea of the intellectual enlightenment of the ...
... on the other side of the Atlantic a freer , more tolerant existence , superior economically and socially as well , since the realization of their hopes and aims seemed impossible either in their home country or the rest of Europe .
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