compossibility


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compossibility

(kəmˌpɒsɪˈbɪlɪtɪ)
n
the possibility of coexisting
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Compossibility is a necessary feature of successful rights-ascription.
A space of compossibility for divergent or heterogeneous things; the accidental nature of chance occurrences, or "branchings;" these core insights that inhabit the discursive in Foucault, and were developed later in more philosophical terms by Deleuze in his books on Leibniz, Hume, Spinoza, and Bergson, can be clearly seen here in these early lectures and talks on Foucault's engagement with the literary.
Yet how can we know that if not by consulting our compossibility test?
Key words: void, infinite, compossibility, psychoanalysis, knot
7) As Deleuze points out (2006), this is the key difference between Whitehead's prehensions and Gottfried Leibniz's monads, the latter being subordinated to the harmony of the whole through the constraint of compossibility.
As Leibniz saw, each thing has to have within it its compossibility with everything else.
In their article "Thought experiments and indirect proofs in Averroes, Aquinas, and Buridan" Simo Knuuttila and Taneli Kukkonen note the significance of the development of theories of "synchronic alternatives and the centrality of compossibility and co-assertability, [which] was especially conducive to the devising of all kinds of thought experiments in natural philosophy", but emphasize that another model for conceptualizing thought experiments also existed in the Aristotelian tradition and deserves attention.
210) denomina ley de no composibilidad de los contrarios (law of the non compossibility of contraries), es decir: la imposibilidad de que propiedades contrarias sean composibles.
He is not necessarily committed to some sort of organic system on the basis of that, but, nonetheless, one very much has the sense of the conjunctual status of these things, how they are co-articulated with each other; or, as Badiou would put it, philosophy as looking at the manner in which its conditions cross-resonate with one another and are involved in constellations of compossibility.
There is a technical article on the scholastic background of Leibniz's notion of compossibility (Fabrizio Montadori), an interesting comparison between Ockham's mental language and Locke's "way of ideas" (Claude Panaccio), and a discussion of the debates on free will and divine foreknowledge (Chris Schabel).
Thus, with regard to the conceptualization of the city as a place in Dos Passos's work, the compossibility and actual co-appearance of the Sartrean approach underscoring the constitutive significance of the characters' movement toward the city on the one hand, and the Levinasian approach emphasizing the city's intrusion into the characters' lives on the other is intrinsically paradoxical--and this paradox does not appear to be reducible.
8) The foregoing discussion, especially with regard to compossibility, the generic, and epoch, is drawn largely and sporadically from Badiou's Manifesto for Philosophy.