The notion of progress

INTRODUCTION

"The idea of progress basically consists in believing that the world can become better in terms of art, science, technology, liberty and quality of life and has shaped most of Western civilisation’s vision of history . Progress implies change, some evolution from an old order with old traditions to a new order which is not necessarily embraced by all . It’s at the heart oh a heated debate between those who approve of these changes and those who resist and criticize them in the name of tradition . As the rythm of progress seems to have accelerated these last few decades with an ever faster increase of major technological and scientific breakthroughs, the cult of novelty and progress is now being questioned . Indeed, a growing number of people voice their concern about the ethical, social and environmental consequences of such development and about the excesses of today’s consumer society ." (MISSIONS Tale)


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mardi 3 février 2015
par Me Esse

Scientific progress

MPs say yes to three-person babies By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website February, 3rd. 2015 In an historic move, MPs have voted in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man. The UK is now set to become the first country to introduce laws to allow (...)
dimanche 31 août 2014
par Me Esse

Several definitions of progress.

An ad for IBM on the idea of progress : Progress is movement in the right direction : Progress is hope :
mardi 28 janvier 2014
par Me Esse

Social progress : the consumer society

Definition : The consumer society : a society in which people often buy new goods, especially goods that they do not need, and in which a high value is placed on owning many things (Cambridge Dictionary online) Read this page : [1] Art and consumerism : 100 Cans (Andy Warhol 1962) (...)
dimanche 25 novembre 2012
par Me Esse

imaginary worlds : science fiction.

What is science fiction ? What message do science fiction stories tell ?

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