(Greek zoe ; Latin vita ; French La vie , German Das Leben ; vital principle; Greek psyche ; Latin anima , vis vitalis , German leberzskraft ). What is the inner nature of the source of vital activity? Such are among the chief questions which present themselves with regard to this subject. Greek Period The early Greek philosophers for the most part looked on movement as the most essential characteristic of life, different schools advocating different material elements as the ultimate principle of life. Others compound it of all the elements, whilst some of the Pythagoreans explain it as a harmony -- foreshadowing modern mechanical theories.
The enigma of life is still one of the two or three most difficult problems that face both scientist and philosopher, and notwithstanding the progress of knowledge during the past twenty-three hundred years we do not seem to have advanced appreciably beyond the position of Aristotle in regard to the main issue. For Democritus and most of the Atomists it was a sort of subtle fire. Aristotle caustically remarks that all the elements except earth had obtained a vote.
A whole tennis tournament: Martina Navratilova, Monica Seles, John Mc Enroe, Jimmy Connors. Compared with heterosexual participants, gays had 39% greater odds of being non-right-handed, writes study author Martin L.
Lalumière, a researcher in the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health at the University of Toronto. Left-handedness is more common in men than in women, and tests of fetuses (using ultrasound) show 92% sucking their right thumbs, a figure that mirrors prevalence in the adult population, writes Lalumière.
He rises from a wicker armchair and walks toward a control pad in the corner of his flagstone patio.
"I want to be sure your tape recorder gets everything," he says, fiddling with some settings.
This follows on desire, which is the outcome of sensation.
Instead, the highest or rational soul contains eminently or virtually in itself the lower animal or vegetative faculties.
For those who are left-handed, life is an adaptive process that begins early.
Says one friend, "Teachers tell you, 'Use the hand you eat with.' I did!
During the Dark Hour, the player enters Tartarus, a large tower containing Shadows, creatures that feed on the minds of humans.
To fight the Shadows, each member of SEES is able to summon a Persona, a manifestation of a person's inner self.