Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Vitalism: representatives of vitalism assumed that life is a kind of principle added to the non-living matter. This principle turns inorganic matter into organic matter. Aristotle had already adopted a principle of life by using his concept of entelecheia, which has its goal in itself.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Chalmers, David Vitalism   Chalmers, David
Mayr, E. Vitalism   Mayr, E.
Monod, J. Vitalism   Monod, J.

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-20