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Articles by Patricia Reed:

Potentiality and the Politics of Indistinctive Equality

It is symptomatic of the current plight of concept of ‘potentiality’ that one requires the prefix ‘pluri’ to denote an understanding of a highly diversified notion of the term. The dichotomous relationship that has been instantiated between the ‘potential’ and the ‘actual’ is an unfortunate simplification, in which potentiality is reduced to a state of waiting for a catalytic event in order to render it productive, to render it actual, to render it other. This dichotomous relationship between the potential and the actual is inferred by such general statements as a “child has the potential to know“(1), signifying that the child “…must

This post is in: Journal of Neuro-Aesthetic Theory #6 (2007-11),Pluripotential (Shifter 16)

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