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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.

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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
Eco, Umberto Vitalism   Eco, Umberto
Gould, Stephen Jay Vitalism   Gould, Stephen Jay
Mayr, Ernst Vitalism   Mayr, Ernst
Monod, Jacques Vitalism   Monod, Jacques

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