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Is civilization really a good thing? [closed]

According to Bertrand Russell Change is one thing, progress is another. Change is scientific, progress is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy. Sigmund Freud ...
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Does evolution always entail progress?

It was Darwin who first introduced the concept of Evolution in his Evolution Theory. However, whenever he and in general people speak about Evolution, I always have the feeling that they connote it ...
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On the Idea of Progress

Any suggested reading on the Idea of Progress? I am thinking of the idea that sprung within the West and during the Enlightenment, that promoted the belief that humanity (or at least parts of it) are ...
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Is philosophy a waste of time? [duplicate]

Philosophy has not advanced very far since Ancient Greece and Rome and every philosophical point of view, when extended, becomes absurd. Meanwhile, in little more than 3 centuries, and mostly in the ...
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What characteristics of humanity have philosophers labeled as the greatest obstruction to human progress?

I am curious about what characteristics of humanity, considered individually or collectively, have been labeled and discussed by a somewhat iconic philosopher as a great obstruction to human progress? ...
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What does the state of the world say about philosophy's progress? [closed]

Global population continues to increase, even as the environment is increasingly trashed by climate change, genetically modified food, fracking and other problems. The entire world appears to be ...