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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Based on a radical stem of possibilism, developmentalism seeks a global and permanent disambiguation between good and evil as a means of infusing vitality to the enterprise of improving the human self--one of the most important developmental undertaking.
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.
This book has been a lasting influence on geographers because of its invention of the categories of possibilism and determinism.
The second perspective, architectural possibilism, assumes that a predetermined experience is unlikely and that all physical features have an equal chance of attracting user interest and affecting the user experience.
Such a perspective takes Julian Steward's possibilism (1941) from the cultural level to the individual unit of analysis in which the actor now has greater possibilities to seek different forms of behaviour or intensify pre-existing ones.
5) At the other end of the spectrum is a kind of geographical possibilism, or voluntarism, that insists that place has no effect upon the spirit--at least, not upon the spirit strong enough to resist it.
In clear contrast with Meinongianism, possibilism and abstractism, he sets out to show that the semantic functioning of sentences like S can be accounted for with no "heavyweight" ontological commitment whatsoever.
In Chile, for another example, besides orthodox finance, possibilism emphasises spending to improve education.
Two modifications of this perspective, environmentalism possibilism and environmental probabilism, allow culture to play a role.
Ball 140 characterizes Marx's view of capitalism as "political possibilism.
Clearly, these reductions are wedded to possibilism and so fail to meet the above desideratum.
and relativism, between innatism and culturalism, and between determinism and possibilism.