ELAN VITAL

The vital force of energy that animates a living thing as described by Henri Bergson, 1859-1941, that propels life through evolution. Also called life force.

ELAN VITAL: "Elan vital is the life force in all living things."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ELAN VITAL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/elan-vital/ (accessed October 26, 2020).
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