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possibilist

(ˈpɒsɪbəlˌɪst)
adj
1. (Physical Geography) geography of or relating to the geographical theory of possibilism
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics of or relating to the political theory of possibilism
n
3. (Physical Geography) geography a proponent of the geographical theory of possibilism
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics a proponent of the political theory of possibilism
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possibiliste
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Hans Rosling nevertheless described himself as a "possibilist," not an optimist.
According to some readings of Weber's works, Protestantism may have developed itself into capitalisms through a possibilist interpretation of wealth as an indication of salvation.
Roth's immersion in Being and Nothingness helps to explain at least one possible dimension of his attraction to the indeterminate lightness of being and to the "possibilist" state of becoming that Posnock notes in his attention to Roth's attraction to the writings of Robert Musil and Milan Kundera (Posnock 67-72,188-92).
Lasting more than ten minutes, the three monologues serve to mark out any official cinema as compromised and possibilist. Though not mentioned, the target here is likely the Nuevo Cine Espanol, or New Spanish Cinema, which had recently emerged in Madrid and produced socially themed progressive films that were nonetheless government-funded and tasked with presenting a liberalizing image of Spain at festivals around the world; meanwhile, the work of Portabella and the rest of the Barcelona School (Vicente Aranda, Carlos Duran, Jorge Grau, Jacinto Esteva Grewe, Gonzalo Suarez, et al.) went relatively unseen.
He calls them "possibilist" virtues: they deal with unexpected problems of limitations, how to navigate difficulties that pop up, how to respond to unforeseen possibilities arising from such difficulties, and so forth.
Possibilist process (12) W = [U.sup.new] // Initialize the matrix W by [U.sup.new] (13) Y = [V.sup.new] // Initialize the matrix Y by [V.sup.new] (14) Repeat (15) [Y.sup.old] = Y; [W.sup.old] = W (16) Compute: [W, Y] = Possibilist_classification (X, W, Y, [eta]) // with (7) and 8) (17) [Y.sup.new] = Y; [W.sup.new] = W (18) Until [parallel][Y.sup.new] - [Y.sup.old][parallel] [less than or equal to] [epsilon] Pal et al.
The early-twentieth-century school of French 'possibilist' geography sought to understand how people and their environment are shaped in a reciprocal manner (in contrast to the determinism of Anglo-American geography at about the same time), and Quagmire does the same, but through a historical lens.
The psychiatrist identifies a model procedure to rule out possible organic causes for the psychic symptomatology; in this case the way in which the clinical assessments are proposed (using a conciliatory, possibilist, informed, minimalising tone, etc.) will affect the outcome.
--, 1985, "Plantinga on the Reduction of Possibilist Discourse", in Tomberlin and van Inwagen 1985, pp.
The self-described "possibilist" now works with her daughter Anna Lappe, who is also a best-selling author (Diet for a Hot Planet), speaker and food activist.