What does anima mundi mean?

anima mundi meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1670s, Medieval Latin, virtually "soul worldwide;" used by Abelard to render Greek psyche tou kosmou.


anima mundi meaning in Philosophy Dictionary

See: The World Soul, Bruno.


Sentence Examples with the word anima mundi

The positive exposition of atomism has much that is attractive, but the hypothesis of the calor vitalis (vital heat), a species of anima mundi (world-soul) which is introduced as physical explanation of physical phenomena, does not seem to throw much light on the special problems which it is invoked to solve.

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