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Power of GentlenessMeditations on the Risk of Living$
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Anne Dufourmantelle

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780823279586

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.001.0001

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Potential

Potential

Chapter:
(p.17) Potential
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Power of Gentleness
Author(s):

Anne Dufourmantelle

, Katherine Payne, Vincent Sallé
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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0007

Certain things are destined to happen according to a principle intrinsic to their nature; they will be called: potential. The movement of life is to bloom or decay, there is no indeterminacy. Aristotle identified power as the ability of a being to grow into his becoming. This force of metamorphosis was approached by philosophers, including Spinoza and Nietzsche, in several ways. Gentleness may be an activation of the sensitive within the intelligible.

Keywords:   Aristotle, decay, gentleness, grow, Life, Nietzsche, philosophy, potential, potentiality, power, Spinoza

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