Nov17 - Nov. 17 A Century of Progress 1. Philosophies of...

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Nov. 17 “A Century of Progress” 1. Philosophies of Progress Condorcet- mathematician, inventor of statistics o “An outline of the future progress of the human mind” o Convinced that power and wealth should be equally distributed o We will be plucking the goods of nature off the trees o Chased by the Terror English are the culmination of being Justified by a natural law Jeremy Bentham- utilitarianism o If we know the laws of nature and human nature we can build societies for the greatest good for the most people o Hedonists o Built prisons so that people could learn from their mistakes John Stuart Mill o Greatest good for greatest number o But people should be allowed to pursue their own ends o People should be allowed to create different kinds of social forms Comte o Positivism- the religion of humanity o Tendency toward unification o Theological stage o Metaphysical stage o Scientific stage Progress on Display o Humanity where it is now is better than it was in the past
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2011 for the course HSOC hsoc001 taught by Professor Tresh during the Spring '10 term at UPenn.

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Nov17 - Nov. 17 A Century of Progress 1. Philosophies of...

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