Political Practices of Progressivism
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Political Practices of Progressivism
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Maria Fyodorova 
Affiliation: State Academic University for the Humanities
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow

The main subject of the article is progress as a concept and as a political practice. Starting from the idea of a close relationship between the historical and political sections of the social consciousness of the era, the author shows how the emergence and evolution of the concept of progress in the modern era influenced the formation of political practices in the era of modernity through the creation of political projects within the framework of various ideologies. It is shown that changes in the perception of historical time in the second half of the twentieth century led to a significant transformation in the understanding of progress and its transformation from one of the central categories into “myth”, “utopia”, etc. and, accordingly, to the modification of political practices. Today's progressivism is a very complex interweaving of political concepts and practices that are gradually losing their historical optimism and are turned rather not to creating a utopian project for a bright future, but to developing specific programs to minimize the risks of modern civilization.

progress, historical consciousness, political project, political practices, ideology
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