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actualism

the doctrine that all reality is animate, in motion, or in process. — actualist, n.actualistic, adj.
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The present proposal has some similarities with actualism, defended by Jackson and Pargetter ("Oughts, Options, and Actualism").
But as Regina Brown and I argued in "The social value of candidate HIV cures: actualism versus possibilism," published in 2016 in the Journal of Medical Ethics, these benefits are at best incompletely realized and often poorly distributed.
One of the arguments that motivates actualism is a challenge to the principle of agglomeration over conjunction--the principle according to which if you ought to run and you ought to jump, then you ought to run and jump.
Those who believe that all things are causally determined (by antecedent events and the causal laws connecting the past to the present) may believe that they are committed to actualism about capacities--that is, to the view that nothing besides the actual was ever possible.
He argues that his account offers advantages over both mono-dimensional actualism and wellbeing consequentialism because of the introduction of three separate moral dimensions: individual wellbeing, equality and risk.
If so, the church would be seen in terms of actualism rather than in terms of essentialism.
Unfortunately, I won't have space to say anything about Rayo's epistemology of mathematics (Chapter 4) or his favorite version of actualism (Chapter 6), despite their intrinsic interest.
There are nearly one hundred entries here, from actualism to worship.
In short, this refashioning was held to be scientific because it supported Gentile's belief that actualism was the ultimate science.
ADAMS, Actualism and Thisness, "Synthese" 49 (1981) 20-33.
Thus, it is generally thought that one is free to accept an argument for actualism, say, but to reject a parallel argument for presentism.
Lycan (1988) defines actualism as "any program that explicates nonactual possibilia and all the phenomena of modality exclusively in terms of actual objects and their properties" (p.