possibilism

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possibilism

(ˈpɒsɪbəlˌɪzəm)
n
1. (Physical Geography) geography the theory in geography that human behaviour, and therefore culture, is not merely determined by the environment but by human agency, as a theory it is directly opposed to determinism
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics a belief in attempting only realistically achievable reforms in society
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