perfectibilist love

Definitions

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  • n. A believer in perfectibility.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A perfectionist. See also illuminati, 2.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who believes in the perfectibility of human nature in this life; a perfectionist.

Etymologies

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perfectibility +‎ -ist

Examples

  • For once, that is, a perfectibilist does not try to turn human beings either into gods or into mere instruments in the hands of God, the State, or the educator.

    PERFECTIBILITY OF MAN

  • In his Observations on Man (1749), David Hartley supplied a theoretical underpinning for Locke's habit - forming education by developing an associationist psy - chology and made more explicit its perfectibilist con - sequences.

    PERFECTIBILITY OF MAN

  • If orthodox Christianity has usually been antiperfectibilist, at least so far as the present life is concerned, not all Christians have been prepared to abandon perfectibilist hopes.

    PERFECTIBILITY OF MAN

  • In classical perfectibilist theories, man is perfected in a sudden breakthrough, a conversion of the soul, even if only after a long period of spiritual preparation.

    PERFECTIBILITY OF MAN

  • On the other hand, however, a curious variety of perfectibilist mysticism, often psychoanalytically tinged, has attracted some forceful adherents.

    PERFECTIBILITY OF MAN

  • a benevolent, providential God which sustains his perfectibilist hopes.

    PERFECTIBILITY OF MAN

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  • Of dullards perhaps not the visiblest

    Once found, though, surely the risiblest.

    To mock the dimwitted

    Is even permitted

    If shown he’s a true perfectibilist.

    January 6, 2018