Élan vital

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Élan vital (French): the urge or impulse that is an essential part of all human life; the fundamental source of human action. Term used by the philosopher, Henri Bergson, for the source of efficient causation and evolution of human life that passes from generation to generation.[1]


  1. Percy L. Greaves, Jr. "Mises Made Easier ", 1974. Referenced 2014-07-10.