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Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The doctrine of the perfectibilists. See Order of the Illuminati, under illuminati.

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Examples

  • On non-Christian perfectibilism see: E. Conze, ed.,

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  • He had carried his perfectibilism to its most extreme point in the preface to a volume of hymns, published in 1741.

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  • But to understand the history of perfectibilism they must nonetheless be carefully distinguished.

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  • Another type of perfectibilism, often closely associ - ated with extremes of asceticism, is mysticism.

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  • No variety of perfectibilism is yet quite dead, as the popularity of Teilhard's con - glomerate sufficiently illustrates.

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  • Post-Enlightenment perfectibilism: Ernst Benz, Schöp - fungsglaube und Endzeiterwartung (Munich, 1965), trans. as

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  • In essentials, the Hartley type of perfectibilism has been continued into the twentieth century in J.B. Watson's Behaviorism (1924) and in

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  • For Enlightenment perfectibilism see: J.B. Bury, The Idea of Progress (London, 1924; later reprints); Ernst Cassirer,

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  • Christian-mystical and evolutionary perfectibilism are thus amalgamated by Teilhard in a single system.

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  • One reason why Christianity has, generally speaking, been antiperfectibilist is that it has been forced to set itself against the perfectibilism of such heretical oppo - nents, whether the “Gnostics” or the Manichees, the

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