Conatus

In early philosophies of psychology and metaphysics, conatus (Latin for effort; endeavor; impulse, inclination, tendency; undertaking; striving) is an innate inclination of a thing to continue to exist and enhance itself. This `thing` may be mind, matter or a combination of both. Over the millennia, many different definitions and treatments have.....
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Conatus

• (n.) A natural tendency inherent in a body to develop itself; an attempt; an effort.
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Conatus

Co·na'tus noun [ Latin , from conatus , past participle of conari to attempt.] A natural tendency inherent in a body to develop itself; an attempt; an effort. « What conatus could give prickles to the porcupine or hedgehog, or to the sheep its fleece? Paley. &#...
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conatus

a natural impulse or tendency
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conatus

A striving toward self-preservation and self-affirmation. ... Origin: L. Attempt ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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conatus

exertion, effort / undertaking / impulse, inclination.
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conatus

Latin, meaning: exertion, effort / undertaking / impulse, inclination.
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Conatus

The drive, force, or urge possessed by a thing which is directed towards the preservation of its own being. Since, for Spinoza, all things are animated, the term is used by him in a broader meaning than that accorded it, for example, in the Stoic philosophy. Spinoza maintains that there is no conatus for self-destruction (Ethica, III, 4; see also ....
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conatus

Type: Term Pronunciation: kō-nah′tŭs, -nā′tŭs Definitions: 1. A striving toward self-preservation and self-affirmation.
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