“The possibilitarian is a virtuoso of the hypothetical”

The possibilitarian “is defined by contingency and trying things out digressively, following this or that forking path, feeling around life without a specific ambition: not for discovery’s sake, not for conquest’s sake, not for proof’s sake, but simply for the sake of trying.”

Christy Wampole, in an essay on the essay ( “short nonfiction prose with a meditative subject at its center and a tendency away from certitude”) in the NYT

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