Evolution, process and progress

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Processes in World History
A dialog from H-World list, August 1996. How do we represent world history in terms of processes?
By Haines Brown, from a dialog on the PhiloOfHi list, February 2003. Brief reflections on how progress depends on what stage of history is being discussed.
Objective measure of progress
From a dialog on the Philosophy of History and theoretical history list, August 2004. The idea of progress, if it is to escape subjectivism, requires an objective understanding of society as a whole.