Conatus



[koh-ney-tuh s] /koʊˈneɪ təs/

noun, plural conatus.
1.
an effort or striving.
2.
a force or tendency simulating a human effort.
3.
(in the philosophy of Spinoza) the force in every animate creature toward the preservation of its existence.
/kəʊˈneɪtəs/
noun (pl) -tus
1.
an effort or striving of natural impulse
2.
(esp in the philosophy of Spinoza) the tendency of all things to persist in their own being

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