What is Vitalism? Provide arguments for vitalism.
Vitalism is the belief that there is some non-physical aspect of living matter which differentiates it from non-living objects. Living beings contain some sort of "vital spark" or second element, according to this theory. There are many arguments for Vitalism, since any belief in this second element is in favor of it. As of yet, Vitalism has not been proven or disproven.
Vitalism is the idea that living organisms contain some non-physical element which differentiates them from things which are not alive. This element is sometimes called the "vital spark" or may be equated with the soul.
Vitalism is an ancient idea and has generally been regarded as scientifically discredited since the early twentieth century. However, the idea still has some currency in philosophy, largely because of the failure...
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