Elan-vital definitions

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The vital force hypothesized by Henri Bergson as a source of efficient causation and evolution in nature.
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In Bergsonian philosophy, the original vital impulse which is the substance of consciousness and nature.
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The life force or vital principle posited in the philosophy of Henri Bergson; any mysterious or creative vital principle.
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Origin of elan-vital

From French élan vital, coined by Henri Bergson.