The process of aesthetic rehabilitation that runs parallel to the marriage plot in Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South also anticipates the impetus toward "aesthetic perfectibility
" (58) discussed in Chapter Five, whether in the form of the New Woman's authoritative domesticity or in eugenics, in which mating displaces marriage in turn-of-the-century fictions.
Elton in ascribing to More's deep religious belief in original sin, a burden barring humankind from perfectibility
I learned a lot about perfectibility
from Professor May.
Their lack of sophistication upends material perfectibility
, exposing it as kitsch and hiding its true existence.
This type of recording can, through the aid of electronic technology, provide the perfectibility
, which is the goal of any artist.
Calling upon the nation to live up to our children's expectations by explicitly referring to nine-year-old Christina Green, who was killed while participating in Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford's "Congress on Your Corner," Obama sounds the teleological theme of perfectibility
, essentially asking us to "work toward America's telos by enacting the democratic process" (p.
If Godwin can be understood, in some sense, as a romantic author, then he is romantic less by virtue of an analogy between abstract reason and aesthetic imagination than in Tilottama Rajan's sense of romantic discourse as involved in a "restless process of self-examination." (12) This "restless process" is, I suggest, at the very heart of perfectibility
, which functions in terms of "perpetual revisal," or the constant overturning of ideas that have been posited (PJ 1798, 1:69).
The first difficulty turns on Rousseau's abrupt revision of his initial identification of liberty as the human difference by his introduction of the concept of perfectibility
By contrast, Confederate nationalists saw their own society as ordered, balanced, and harmonious with no illusions about mankind's perfectibility
or confusion about women's role.
This concept also becomes one of Stael's main contributions to the literary domain, her contribution to the on-going Querelle des anciens et des modernes where she privileges the perfectibility
of the human race over the fetishizing of origins and tradition.
The difficulties that Islam faces regarding the implementation of democracy are imbedded in the accepted perfectibility
of the divine law.
Another problem concerns this country's "notion of perfectibility
' where one doesn't want to settle for less, especially from doctors who boast of the latest technology lo keep people alive.