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Elan vital

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Elan vital er mod og lyst til at leve. Men er det en reel størrelse? Kan den måles og sættes ind i et regneark?

Jeg kan huske pastor Erik Stub fortælle om at livet ikke er en mekanisk størrelse. Han havde været på hospitalet for at besøge en patient: Den ene dag havde hun sagt “jeg kommer hjem i næste uge”, den anden dag havde hun fået at vide, at hun var uhelbredeligt syg og kun havde få måneder tilbage.

Den tredie dag døde hun.

Wikipedia:

Élan vital (French pronunciation: ​[elɑ̃.vital]) is a term coined by French philosopher Henri Bergson in his 1907 book Creative Evolution, in which he addresses the question of self-organisation and spontaneous morphogenesis of things in an increasingly complex manner. Elan vital was translated in the English edition as “vital impetus”, but is usually translated by his detractors as “vital force”. It is a hypothetical explanation for evolution and development of organisms, which Bergson linked closely with consciousness – with the intuitive perception of experience and the flow of inner time.

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Written by Donald

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 22:02 GMT+0000

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