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Abstract: Progress is one of the core ideas of Western thought. Some hold it a modern invention, notably of the Enlightenment period, but the seeds of this idea were sown by philosophers of classical …

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Jan J. Boersema, “Progress”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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