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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Release date- 06082019 - SAN DIEGO - Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc.
In collaboration with Novartis, ENCORE-LF is a phase 2b trial that Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Conatus Pharmaceuticals announced that the company has engaged Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., as its financial advisor to assist in the exploration and evaluation of strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value.There can be no assurance of a successful outcome from these efforts, or of the form or timing of any such outcome.
United States-based Conatus Pharmaceuticals has revealed top-line results from the company's Phase 2b ENCORE-NF clinical trial in patients with biopsy-confirmed non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and liver fibrosis, it was reported on Friday.
Significa que os homens como conatus ou, mais especificamente, como seres desejantes, sao abertos uns aos outros, assim como ao mundo.
Por el contrario, el deseo que hunde sus raices en el conatus natural, despliega plenamente su potencia cuando llega a ser "deseo racional" [...] (Fernandez, 1992, p.
Asi, el Estado, como toda cosa singular, obedece a la unica ley natural fundamental que es la ley del conatus. Por lo tanto, todo Estado tiene como tendencia el perseverar en su ser, y asimismo el durar, al hacer esfuerzo para mantener la relacion cuantitativa entre sus partes, que lo determina como individuo.
La deliberacion o el proyecto no son categorias apropiadas para dar cuenta del ser del conatus, que acoge un considerable numero de determinaciones que pasan desapercibidas al sujeto.
Segun Husserl, el "yo puedo" se encuentra con la resistencia a su despliegue, a su esfuerzo o conatus, resistencias que se oponen a su concrecion y que tienen su fundamento en la corporalidad por la que me muevo y muevo.
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.
[...] se a imitacao dos afetos tende a explicitar o comportamento natural passional dos individuos num 'estado de natureza' que jamais se abandona, como fundamentar pela mesma imitacao dos afetos a passagem necessaria a um plano de cooperacao interhumana, que e o veiculo indispensavel a performatividade na existencia do conatus [esforco para perseverar no ser] de cada um?
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.