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entelechy (en·te′·l·kē),

n the fulfillment of all possible capabilities in a biological system. Homeopathic remedies are believed to encourage entelechy in human beings.
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En un caso se significa la actualidad de la entelecheia, en el otro, al acto del entendimiento que considera conjuntamente las nociones.
Ciertamente la actividad pura ha de ser en ultimo termino pensada en exencion del movimiento--porque la distension del movimiento involucra la potencia--, pero, en principio, el movimiento es la via que manifiesta la actualidad propia de la entelecheia.
24) While energeia comes from ergon (work or deed) and thus literally means a "being at work," entelecheia comes from entelos (complete, in full) and echein (have, hold) and thus best translates as "having its telos within.
Solving this problem may have something to do with the application, in the De Anima, of entelecheia to that particular part of nature which is psuche.
Soul as an entelecheia should come to light in two distinct senses, corresponding to the distinction between episteme and theorein, or between knowledge and the exercise of it.
Chapters I through 3 of book 2 prepare us for an analysis of soul as an entelecheia.
This is so despite its being an entelecheia, having its own end within itself.
If the principle of nature has its end outside of itself and in another, then the soul's nature is incomplete; but if the soul is an entelecheia it should come to light as something that by its nature is complete.
57) Fire is limited by something external to it, while the soul has its limit within itself, is self-contained, and is thus an entelecheia.
The success of Aristotle's definition of soul as entelecheia already seems to entail the singling out of a certain kind of soul--a thinking soul--as psuche in the precise sense.
75) The soul is coming to light as an incomplete actuality, something which in its precise sense may amount to the same thing as an entelecheia.
No longer the structuring agency of Cartesian doubt, the mind becomes a theater which, as the set of goals which a particular thing pursues by virtue of being that thing, is the entelecheia of the ensouled being.