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Humanosphere Potentiality Index

Appraising Existing Indicators from a Long-term Perspective

Takahiro Sato, Mario Ivan López, Taizo Wada, Shiro Sato, Makoto Nishi, and Kazuo Watanabe

such, there is a need to rethink the capability approach and reassess how we can measure present global potentiality within the framework of sustainability and go beyond the primary focus of the needs of human society. Within the above framework created

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“What about Last Time?”

Exploring Potentiality in Danish Young Women's Violent Conflicts

Ann-Karina Henriksen

anticipation of violence shapes everyday dispositions. I argue that paying attention to both the actuality and potentiality of violence provides a richer and more nuanced understanding of the dynamics shaping violent situations. This claim and the empirical

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Paul Walker

This article explores interactions with difference, highlighting what I call the “generosity paradox,” a term that refers to how we suspend disbelief and certainty in favor of a constructed potentiality not limited by preexistent knowledge or categories of authenticity and legitimacy. Touching on overlapping concepts from rhetoric, philosophy, gender studies, disability studies, and queer theory, the discussion explicates fictional encounters with radical alterity in the film Her (Spike Jonze, 2013) to show that attempted respite from frustrating, confusing, and frightening interactions limits our voice, undermines difference, and favors a unifying persuasive intent, which more likely than not involves an attempt to change Others rather than allowing our mutual differences to generatively remain.

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The Shadows of Knowability

Reading between Opaque Narrative and Transparent Text

Younes Saramifar

, 2 and Birchall, less recently, wonders how transparent secrets can be. 3 Birchall seems to be more comfortable with continental philosophy, if her citations and bibliography are any indication. I then move on to Agamben’s notion of ‘potentiality’ 4

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Jaap Westbroek, Harry Nijhuis, and Laurent van der Maesen

that the local evolvement of dynamic higher levels of order (complexities) is possible through newly identified faces of the second law. ET is then shown to possess the potentiality to eliminate the discrepancy identified above. The workings of chance

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What Is Money?

A Definition Beyond Materiality and Quantity

Emanuel Seitz

materialist money-proper, can be further conceptualized by integrating Aristotle’s notions of potentiality ( dynamis ) and actuality ( energeia, entelecheia ) (cf. Aristotle 2003: 1046b27–1052a11) . Debt has the potential to activate the full amount of money

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Forcing Things Together That Are Normally Kept Apart

Public Health Knowledge and Smoking Practice

Simone J. Dennis

in the potentialities, generative forces, linkages, and redirections that smoking itself might permit. Thus, after Deleuze and Guattari’s (1987) concept of ‘virtuality’, input information like health warnings, which constitute one kind of reality

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Laborers, Migrants, Refugees

Managing Belonging, Bodies, and Mobility in (Post)Colonial Kenya and Tanzania

Hanno Brankamp and Patricia Daley

bodies “out of place.” As the next section will highlight, however, this is not an inevitability, and there are viable alternatives to the politics of containment and control in Africa. The Limits of Control: Conviviality and Potentiality Colonial

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A Theory of ‘Animal Borders’

Thoughts and Practices toward Non-human Animals among the G|ui Hunter-Gatherers

Kazuyoshi Sugawara

’, which embraces the potentiality of illness. (2) As the same material X enters B’, that potentiality is transmuted into actuality so that B’ becomes a sick body Ƀ. The inversion of this etiological scenario brings about a pragmatic scenario for

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Ioana Cîrstocea

reports from meetings—outlines the steps in establishing the organization and examines the potentialities of post–Cold War feminist internationalism. It also sheds light on the social and political mechanisms involved in the international circulation of