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This is in one respect similar to actualism, where the question concerns what one ought to do, and the actualist answers: do that action where things turn out best.
All ecclesiology and all actual life of the church, comprising the church's preaching and administration of the sacraments, is based on that, whether understood in terms of actualism or essentialism.
There are nearly one hundred entries here, from actualism to worship.
(3) Gentile's philosophy of "actualism," or "actual idealism," as presented in Teoria generale dello spirito come atto puro, assumed the absolute immanence of the Spirit.
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.
Historical fictions in particular--identified by various names and in different media (mockumentary, psychotic realism, autofiction and its offshoots roman faux and autofabulation, reality TV, and actualism or quantum fiction (2))--craft and tangle definitions of reality, questioning the very premises that undergird notions of existence, facticity, and the self.
(56) As I have argued (Counterfactual), however, this denial presupposes what I termed "actualism," the view that only what is actual at some time is possible, and counterfactuals are never actual, so they are not possible.
of Haifa) defends the idea that we all have private minds to which only we personally have access and critiques both what he calls "externalism" and "actualism," views which he says "attempt to conceive a kind of knowledge in which no subjectivity takes place." He calls his own metaphysical position "panenmentalism." His interlocutors are a diverse bunch, ranging from American philosophers typically associated with pragmatism and analytic philosophy--including Donald Davidson, Wilard Quine and Ludwig Wittgenstein, but notably not Richard Rorty--to psychoanalysts to modernist writers, particularly Virginia Wolff.
We might refer to these different commitments as aesthetic actualism and aesthetic intentionalism, respectively.
The lingering question, however, is how and whether a commitment to McCormackian actualism is truly indispensible for discerning the coherence of Barth's later Christology.