life principle


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Noun1.life principle - a hypothetical force to which the functions and qualities peculiar to living things are sometimes ascribed
causal agency, causal agent, cause - any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
spirit - the vital principle or animating force within living things
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Thus he had found out that fire was the life principle of a dragon; put out the dragon's fires and it could make steam no longer, and must die.
You have to believe in yourself." It's a life principle that's guided her in all aspects of her professional career, and it's one that continues to serve her well.
"I have a life principle and that is to focus on positivity.
They have to do with the condition of the skin, which, of course, is nothing in itself, but only a register or medium, to act between the "life principle" inside the body and the elements without.
One possible way out of this clash of theoretical presuppositions would be to distinguish between the soul as a naturally emergent life principle subject to scientific analysis and the spiritual reality of human personhood that is a gift (grace) from God to which a response on the part of the creature is the work of a lifetime.
Aristotle is seen as caught in "several different contradictions." He must paradoxically explain life through what is nonliving, or if the life principle is itself living, then that principle needs an inner principle of life, and so on to regress.
Mumford has a unique gift for getting right to the essence of a concept or life principle. Through simple stories and word pictures he sows seeds with the purpose of reaping a harvest as the seed is received, cultivated and nurtured.
Death maintains a dialectical tension in juxtaposition to a life principle under the ancient command of Eros.
The first route involves the acceptance of a life principle that constrains the universe/multiverse to evolve toward life and mind.
She makes the basic mistake that the sanctity of life principle prohibits all killing.
Psychiatrist Kiev presents a series of exercises for identifying the limitations of an individual's life principle, and designing a new mental framework that allows stock traders to adapt to the market rather than react emotionally to swings in the marketplace.
We propose that this universally available information source is the life principle that is discovered by Ervin Bauer.