I need one word that could roughly describe or imply something as both (1) necessary/essential/fundamental/foundational and (2) not sufficient/non-comprehensive/lacking/in need/primitive
The word needs to imply both of these general concepts.
The closest word I can think of that even comes close to incorporating both of these concepts is "basic," because it could imply that something was both essential as well as non-comprehensive?
I am writing an essay for my sexual ethics class, and am describing the framework for sexual morality that we've been studying: "SMIFT seeks to merge the (word for fundamental/essential as well as lacking/limited that would describe --->) Libertarian-contractualist approaches with the insights of the Leftist (Marxist/feminist) critiques of morality"
Basically, the Libertarian approaches to sexual morality are our mainstream and foundational views which highlight individual rights and autonomous choice, and thus outline the need for mutually informed consent without force, fraud, or duress as criteria for moral sex. This view is foundational in the sense that no one would contest the claim that mutual consent is necessary for moral sex. But the theory is lacking/not comprehensive/not sufficient to justify moral sex because it ignores morally relevant factors like unequal bargaining powers, the historical oppression of certain classes of people, desperate circumstances, etc that are not covered under force, fraud, or duress but nevertheless constitute exploitation and undermine consent.