perfectibilist


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perfectibilist

(pəˈfɛktɪbɪlɪst) or

perfectibilian

n
(Philosophy) philosophy (predominantly in relation to the Illuminati) a person who believes that a given thing, usually human nature, is perfectible
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This other-worldliness is balanced by the this-worldly view that life is 'a blessing independent of a future state', but the moderate optimism implicit in this statement falls far short of the perfectibilist aspirations of Godwin and Condorcet.
Voogt makes clear that Coornhert believed in an absolute truth and viewed humanity from an optimistic, perfectibilist lens.
Voogt shows how Coornhert mingled concepts from Stoicism, scepticism, and a spititualism related to Erasmian evangelical humanism to design his perfectibilist creed and to counter intolerance.