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Havelock, Ronald G
Acceleration : the forces driving human progress / Ronald G. Havelock
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HM891 .H38 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Progress
Social change
Technological innovations -- Social aspects
Technological innovations -- Economic aspects
Physical Description 363 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-335) and index
Contents The fact of human progress -- The idea of progress -- Measuring progress in human terms -- The case for progress -- The six forces -- Animal learning : forward function force #1 -- Externalizing learning : forward function #2 -- Social connections : forward function #3 -- Knowledge platforms : forward function force #4 -- Scientific problem solving : forward function force #5 -- Modern global diffusion : forward function force #6 -- Where forces are taking us -- The emergence of ethical humanity -- Fears for the future -- What will the future bring? What will be and what ought to be

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