13 comments on “Conatus

  1. I am not sure about the Spinoza, but conatus is latin, I think – from conor, I try. Conatus est….I tried. I like the idea. Make an effort etc. But Spinoza and Descartes…confused. Then again, that is probably my ignorance. I know a little of D and less of Spinoza.


    • there’s some tongue-in-cheek here – Spinoza was mathematically inclined but opposed Descarte’s philosophic principles – conatus here refers to metaphysical application of a thing’s endeavor to exist


  2. This may be too far past me–but I can say I don’t like that he scoffed at free will. My 2 cents at nearly 3 am, eyes rapidly closing.


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