Improgressive

Related to Improgressive: progressive

Im`pro`gress´ive


a.1.Not progressive.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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With the claimed universality of natural law, which human law shall take as the perfect model, those unfamiliar systems of conventions, laws and values such as the Chinese law were perceived as an enemy against universal values and thus rejected as "strange," "unnatural," "Pagan" and "barbarian." During the shift from a representative of the universal reason in Voltaire's eyes, to a nation of "improgressive state" where "laws do not change," the idea of China demonstrated how Europe created its self-consciousness through the invention of an Other (551).
The case, he argues, "is the very expression of [China's] improgressive state" and the very antithesis of Britain's "enlightened liberty" (189).
If this stance toward literature should, in the eyes of his colleagues, earn him the opprobrium of being "improgressive," he seems prepared to live with the consequences.
So literary criticism becomes improgressive.(1) In a sense, then, The Fateful Question of Culture picks up where Minor Prophecies left off.