conatus


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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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Together with conatus as the principle of individuation, this mechanistic account suffices to explain the individuation of finite bodies without introducing additional kinds of causation into Spinoza's philosophy.
It thus describes not only passive perception, with the synetic level equating to accepting syntax through which the diffeonic instances are recognized, but the generative conatus through which instances or values are brought into being.
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In order to think through the importance of "bad" affect it is necessary to revisit two terms that are central to Hardt's understanding of the politics of love: Spinoza's concepts of potentia and conatus.
Fue bajo este horizonte filosofico que Unamuno hizo la recepcion de la doctrina spinoziana del conatus (contenida en las proposiciones 6-9 de la Parte iii de la Etica), que tiene, como es bien sabido, un papel decisivo en la formacion de su pensamiento, ya que el hombre unamuniano, siendo constitutivamente "deseo de inmortalidad", no puede dejar de angustiarse y de rebelarse en contra de su ocaso existencial; y este hecho nos permite tambien percibir un paralelo muy evidente entre su pensamiento y el de Schopenhauer, por lo menos en lo que toca a la identificacion del concepto de "conciencia" con los de "dolor" y "voluntad".
CONATUS A Centre of a pine cone B The pineal gland C An impulse who am I?
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Es util o beneficioso el encuentro social que fortalece el conatus de un ser humano particular y, asimismo, es mas probable que el conatus de este individuo se vea fortalecido por el encuentro con otros humanos cuya naturaleza o esencia concuerde con la suya.
Jane Bennett utilizes the conatus in her book Vibrant Matter, her contribution to New Materialism, a mode of theoretical inquiry that argues for a revised understanding of the world that gives due credit to the power and influence of nonhuman forces.