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Overview - Unit 14 Progress The Oxford English Dictionary...

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Unit 14 Progress The Oxford English Dictionary defines progress as: "Going on to a further or higher stage, or to further or higher stages successively; advance, advancement; growth, development, continuous increase; usually in good sense, advance to better and better conditions, continuous improvement." ( source: http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/00189652? query_type=word&queryword=progress&edition=2e&first=1&max_to_show=10&sort_type=alpha&search_id=zFDT- Hmmi1h-3023, Dec 5, 2002) For Adam Smith the Free Market Economy was progress over feudalism; For Karl Marx Communism promoting more equality was progress over the capitalistic inequalities deriving from the Free Market Economy. People in the West who turn to Buddhism for spiritual fulfillment, for them this is progress over materialism; Environmentalists see sustainability as progress over exploitation of our resources; An Indian subsistence farmer might view a tractor as progress over manual labor. For the Buddhist progress means ceasing desire, for the Muslim it means achieving peace through submission to Allah. For one man it can mean more money, a bigger
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