conatus

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co·na·tus

(kō-nah'tŭs, -nā'tŭs), The plural of this word is conatus, not conati.
A striving toward self-preservation and self-affirmation.
[L. attempt]
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Tandem appetitus sciendi maxime naturalis est, beatitudo autem est perfectissima quaedam pars hujus scientiae.
One of the great achievements of Aquinas's theological design is the manner in which he succeeds in developing his account of appetitus sensitivus et rationalis in a framework comprising both the natural and the supernatural realms of creation.
Arendt recordo en su tesis que san Agustin, debido a dicha culpabilidad comun, planteo que el hombre que ama a Dios ama igualmente al resto de la humanidad de forma integra, es decir, con luces y sombras, gracias a la posibilidad de salvacion que existe en ellos; de ahi que el amor al projimo, segun nuestra autora, subsuma a cupiditas y appetitus.
Uno modo, prout est appetitus inordinatus divitiarum.
16) "Inter omnes autem hominis partes, intellectus invenitur superior motor: nam intellectus movet appetitum proponiendo ei suum obiectum; appetitus autem intellectivus, qui est voluntas".
Joyce's early thinking about an art form founded on a type of "appetite" appears in his writings about Thomistic aesthetics from his 1904 Pola notebook: "Bonum est in quod tendit appetitus.
Die beiden wohlbekannten Formen sind zum einen der appetitus der Monade, zum anderen der conatus oder impetus oder die vis des Korpersystems.
It gives meaning to a search for God in the present, nourishing our human appetitus for God.
Spinoza asserted that conatus assumed two forms linked by appetitus, his invocation of the alimentative metaphor and one that, according to Judith Butler, prefigured Hegel's notion of desire.
74): Si non esset materia, manens eadem sub uroque contrariorum, nulla generatio passiva esset naturalis, quia si non esset materia, tunc nullus appetitus praecessit ad terminum generatum nec esset ibi aliquid quod naturaliter inclinaretur ad terminum generatum, nam forma corrumpenda non appetit, quia tunc appeteret sui ipsius corruptionem.
Se na retorica classica a palavra ja e um dado existente, cumprindo a inventio apenas resgatar o seu carater originario, Agostinho, no Medievo, concebe a palavra como algo que brota justamente no gesto de buscar, identificando-a com o appetitus com que ela e buscada.
Hay algo incontrolable que se denuncia en la Respuesta, un exceso cuya potencia no se puede controlar o normalizar, una tension que flota en el aire del propio convento, algo que incentiva el appetitus y que obliga a los obispos a escribir una serie interminable de reglamentos, manuales de conducta y tratados que intentaran poner orden en la tension, disipar el exceso y castigar su emergencia.