meliorism definition

  • noun:
    • the fact enhancement of culture is based on real human work.
    • The doctrine there is a tendency throughout nature toward improvement.
    • The enhancement of culture by regulated useful means: against the passive concept of both pessimism and optimism.
    • The doctrine the world is neither the worst nor the perfect, but that it's with the capacity of improvement: a mean between theoretical pessimism and optimism.
    • the belief that the world can be made better by human effort

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