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conatus

(kəʊˈneɪtəs)
n, pl -tus
1. an effort or striving of natural impulse
2. (Philosophy) (esp in the philosophy of Spinoza) the tendency of all things to persist in their own being
[C17: from Latin: effort, from cōnārī to try]

conatus

a vital force in plants or animals, similar to human effort. See also plants.
See also: Animals
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Rapp notes that Cicero rendered boulesis as voluntas in Latin, and Aquinas equalized it with appetitus rationalis.
401: "Ex hoc igitur aliquid dicitur amari, quod appetitus amantis se habet ad illud sicut ad suum bonum.
Asi como en la filosofia de Spinoza el conatus de la mente se ve afectado por ideas que tienen la forma doble de afectos y percepciones, la vis activa de Leibniz se expresa a si misma en la mente bajo la forma doble de appetitus y perceptio.
Consta de tres partes, cada una de ellas dedicada a los tres generos de amor presentes en la obra del santo de Hipona: appetitus, cupiditas y caritas.
While Banezian Thomism exhibits a tendency to overemphasize the autonomy of intellectual creatures with respect to the supernatural order--an emphasis manifest in undue speculation on "the state of natura pura"--it also undermines the dispositive role of the appetitus rationalis in the effective ordering of free creatures toward deification.
La tesis de doctorado de Arendt, titulada Der Liebesbegriff bei Augustin: Versuch einer philosophischen Interpretation (2003a, 1996) se divide en tres partes: Amor qua appetitus, Creator-creatura, y Vita socialis, respectivamente.
10) Sins of passion (passio appetitus sensitivi) are products of impulsiveness and moral thoughtlessness.
are according to Thomas's De Veritate), Thomas must also explain our relationship to the goodness of God and of other persons in terms of their relationship to the appetitus, to their fulfilling our inclinations and appetitus.
That yet the motions or tendency of the sensuall appetite, are so limitted that they rarely exceed the covenience or exigence of Nature, when a Brute hath eaten or drunk (c) enough he will take no more, and even in that impetuous motions (d) of the sensuall appetite in congressus venereos cum appetitus venereus nunquam (e) se exerit inordinate postquam femella impletur, nec mas coitam (f) solicitat nec femella patitur (g) [in sexual intercourse never exerts itself inordinately with sexual appetite, as after the female is fulfilled, the male neither incites sex nor does the female suffer it].
Mummi, qui Corinthum excidit; item Liviam Ocellinam ditem admodum et pulchram, a qua tamen nobilitatis causa appetitus ultro existimatur, et aliquando enixius post quam subinde instantis vitium corporis secreto posita veste detexit, ne quasi ignaram fallere videretur.
Esas cualidades eran virtudes porque configuraban del mejor modo posible, con vistas al mejor rendimiento posible, un conjunto de fuerzas e impulsos naturales, propios de todos los animales, al que los griegos denominaron thymos, los romanos appetitus irascibilis y la psicologia moderna agresividad.
Uno modo, prout est appetitus inordinatus divitiarum.