Progressivism is a broad and diverse social and political philosophy focused on the idea of progress and modernity. It also refers to the political movement that adheres to it—Progressivists in general advocate for the change and advancement of social, technological, economical and scientific aspects of society, seen as necessary for the survival and prosperity of Humanity, along with it being wholly beneficial to the wellbeing of the sapient condition.
Conflated with the liberal Novatist schools of thought due to their similar commitments to liberty and social justice, Progressivist depart from them with their lessened emphasis to directly take action towards such concerns, seeking to redefine the fundamentals of social relations that determines them.
Modern mainstream Progressivism is usually associated with modernity, liberal thought, cosmopolitanism, anti-orthodoxy and rejection of established traditional values in favor of new ones. Its more fundamentalist and authoritarian variants, such as Totalism, set the first foundations of the current world-order and a deeper debate in regards to the commitment of the Progressive movement towards their values.
[Ha shares key points with each other as foundational principles, making the Futurist movement as a whole grounded under a varied, yet ultimately cohesive, basis. However, the many branches and forms of Futurism deviate from their fundamental core in their emphasis (sometimes on whether said concepts are axiomatic or not), interpretation, and application of these tenets. Many proponents of Futurism see the whole movement as a unified cohesive group, understanding these various differences are "practical" applications of the base ideology in various situational contexts.]
[The solidarist movement]
During the 17th to 19th centuries Progressivism arose in parallel to Novatist values that were growing in Eastern Antraea, thus making its focus around creating a rational, positive community, if not society. Influenced by Solidarist politics, progressivists focused on the emancipation of the marginalized in the late 19th to early 20th centuries onwards to the aftermath of the Ascendancy Wars, where was seen as an agent of societal reconstruction, a total opposite of Conservative ideals.
Progress of societies
What is modernity?
The great Ecumenopolis/Cosmopolis
- Main article: Conditary World
Despite similar goals to achieve a free, advanced and open society, the schools of Progressivism tend to be divided into Statist and Civilian groupings. The Statists believe in the power and necessity of strong social organization (i.e the State) in order to achieve social change. The Civilians believe in the power of an open, distributed society without the need of hierarchal and centralized entity can achieve advancement.
- Main article: Modernism
Modernism, developed and formalized under the Republicanist Feigener School, is one of the earliest and foundational strands of the Progressive movement, as well as its most philosophically influential. The first Modernist thesis, the Leisens av Zeitganns was devised in XXX N.æ. as an "amendment of Novatism". Evidently, Modernism and Novatism share a core philosophical basis, in which Modernism claims to have completely restructured in order to accommodate its own project.
Modernism was the earliest proponents of Peritorialism as a legitimate necessity of statecraft. It is also one of the core criticisms towards the classicalist thinking of the old republics: the openness of the polities in regards towards who rules the state (following the Novatism definition of rulership as completely "administrative") creates a rigid and dysfunctional system which cannot address the social issues that plague it accordingly. The Leisens proposed that "anyone who is aware on how the states and societies work together... must rule".
A strong republican state is a great concern for Modernist thought. Ideally, a modernist republic is one of peritorial character: participation in state matters (Modernism denounces politics as "counterproductive power-play") must be restricted towards intellectuals and technologists. Civil society organizes itself through associations and syndicates that shall represent itself over the peritory in order to achieve an equal, harmonic and solidaristic order. Despite the seemingly antiliberal character, the Modernists actually intend an open society. The Modernist society is defined by its egalitarianism, dynamism, justice and openness supported by a strong state to secure it. Futurism would become a proponent of a much more radical and celestian goal of such a society.
- Main article: Futurism
Futurism is regarded as the most popular and prevalent strand of Progressivism. Originally theorized by Edmund Avery, an Ancriaer intellectual, Futurism is a radical advocacy towards immediate technological and social advancement. Futurism views that human advancement must reach its highest possible levels through the direction of civilizations. Futurists propose the foundation of a new Futurist civilization, peopled by erudite individuals devoted to the expansion of the human condition.
- Main article: Civitatism
Civitatism is a tendency considered to be associated with Novatist and Progressivist currents, if not part of either. It is more considered to be in the same vein as Libertarism.
- Main article: Minimalism
Minimalism is a Civilianist branch of progressivism known worldwide as the social theory applied by the city-states of Hallegia's western coasts (giving it the alternate name of Hallegianism). It is regarded as a Civitatism application of Modernism (and in some extent Futurism), believing in creating a civitatist limited peritorial government defined by a "minimalized society" -- a government streamlined (rather, simplified) to the point that its only faculties are security and the maintenance of the state's infrastructure. It encourages interrelational associations in place of the removed affairs of the state, creating spontaneous order. This goal makes it considered to be a part of the umbrella of fraikonditarial philosophies.
Minimalism was formulated in the Cassia somewhere in 1932 (after the Modernist Putsch) by members of the Jorviksburg Academic Society, most particularly ethnic Panaakut Aalaq Uvayavayaq. In contrast to Averian Futurist and Modernist notions, Minimalists do not view the natural progression of humanity as an absolute positive, viewing its results as ambivalent and needlessly complicates the human condition to the point of dissonance. Minimalists put human agency above the State, believing that removing the bureaucratic order that defined earlier society in place of collective individual human experiences allows for the pattern of progress to accelerate better and improve their condition, creating an open, thriving society in the process. It believes in focusing on human experiences as a way to improve their condition.
- Main article: Functionalism