Virtually the entire education discourse today is a series of efforts by which to demonstrate that segregated schooling is perfectible
This adherence to the idea of Arts and Crafts as a perfectible
design creed is my only major cavil with Tankard's otherwise excellent--and beautifully produced--book on the subject.
The Amishman is the romanticized American that never was: He is Jefferson's gentleman-farmer; the perfectible
, efficient handyman of Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack; Thoreau's self-cultivator at one with nature; Turner's homesteader on the frontier.
The medium of education was, in early modern rimes, the construction of the imperfect but perfectible
child; the medium is now, in the era of total pedagogization, the life course of men.
On the other hand, the implacability of what Soviet revolutionary filmmaker Dziga Vertov called the Kino-Eye, the endlessly restless and perfectible
mechanical vision of the camera, is made palatable to the contemporary American consumer of war coverage by becoming a perversely reassuring proof that "we" are there and "we" are all there is to see or, pace Manovich, that seeing is commanding.
"My guess is that criminal procedure is simply not perfectible
Another tenet of Frederic Rouvillois is that utopia sees human nature as fundamentally corrupt (although perfectible
if constrained by the appropriate social organization), which entails that equality can only come at the price of liberty and diversity.
For every anthropologist of the 1860s who disparaged the vagueness of "civilization," there was another who contended that some peoples were not perfectible
at all or irretrievably backward.
I think the law is perfectible
and we can improve the law.
As a deadline approaches, we get a feeling of impending crisis that forces choices and makes us say, "Good enough--at least for now." Writing is infinitely perfectible
, so we could revise forever.
This does not mean that supply chain forecasting will fail, only that it is not perfectible
. One of the critical, though often misunderstood, elements of chaos theory is that chaos is not random.