Announcing the Study Group for Progress

post by jasoncrawford · 2020-08-14T20:18:52.521Z · LW · GW · None comments

This is a link post for https://rootsofprogress.org/announcing-the-study-group-for-progress

This fall I will be hosting a study/discussion group on the history, economics and philosophy of progress.

The primary attraction of the program is a weekly Q&A, each week featuring a different special guest—usually a historian or economist who has written on science, technology, industry and progress. Reading from that author will be given ahead of time. Confirmed speakers so far include:

The program will also include all of the reading from my high school course, Progress Studies for Young Scholars: a summary of the history of technology, including advances in materials and manufacturing, agriculture, energy, transportation, communication, and disease. This provides the indispensable historical framework for a proper empirical grounding of the study of progress.

More details and enrollment forms: https://rootsofprogress.org/announcing-the-study-group-for-progress

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