Perfectibility of man

The doctrine, advanced by Rousseau and others, that people are capable of achieving perfection on earth through natural means, without the grace of God.


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    [per-fek-tuh-buh l] /pərˈfɛk tə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of becoming or of being made ; improvable. /pəˈfɛktəbəl/ adjective 1. capable of becoming or being made perfect

  • Perfecting-press

    noun, Printing. 1. a rotary press for printing both sides of a sheet or web in one operation.

  • Perfection

    [per-fek-shuh n] /pərˈfɛk ʃən/ noun 1. the state or quality of being or becoming . 2. the highest degree of proficiency, skill, or excellence, as in some art. 3. a embodiment or example of something. 4. a quality, trait, or feature of the highest degree of excellence. 5. the highest or most nearly degree of […]

  • Perfectionism

    [per-fek-shuh-niz-uh m] /pərˈfɛk ʃəˌnɪz əm/ noun 1. any of various doctrines holding that religious, moral, social, or political is attainable. 2. a personal standard, attitude, or philosophy that demands and rejects anything less. /pəˈfɛkʃəˌnɪzəm/ noun 1. (philosophy) the doctrine that man can attain perfection in this life 2. the demand for the highest standard of […]

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