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The Possible: A Sociocultural Theory

Vlad P. Glăveanu


This book explores an eminently human phenomenon: our capacity to engage with the possible, to go beyond what is present, visible, or given in our existence. Possibility studies are an emerging field of research including topics as diverse as creativity, imagination, innovation, anticipation, counterfactual thinking, wondering, serendipity, the future, social change, hope, agency, and utopia, among others. The present contribution to this wide field is represented by a sociocultural and pragmatist account of the possible grounded in the notions of difference, position, perspective, dialogue, a ... More

Keywords: Possible, possibility, difference, position, perspective, dialogue, action, culture, cognition, sociocultural theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197520499
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197520499.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vlad P. Glăveanu, author
Associate Professor and Head of Department of Psychology and Counseling, Webster University Geneva

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