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What is Progress? – The Critique of Progress, Part I

Central to radical conservationist claims is a rejection of the Idea of Progress. What does this mean? Put simply, to paraphrase Bury (1987, p. 2), the Idea of Progress is the belief that civilization has improved, is improving, and will improve the human condition. Note the three components of this idea: first, improvement happens in a […]

Primitivism and the “Regressive Left”

Among the weak arguments against Progress, there is the peculiar case of dominant ideologies hosting factions that reject it in the name of dominant values. The so-called “regressive left” is an example of this from humanism. The regressive left argues that Western civilization embodies power structures that prevent it from living up to humanist or post-humanist […]