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  • The Greeks no more knew what an entelechia was than do the South Sea islanders; nor have our doctors any more knowledge of what a soul is.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • He used morphē for form in various senses, e.g., shape or figure, but primarily as a synonym for his particular concept of eidos, entelechia.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Who cares to subsist like Hippocrates's patients, or Achilles's horses in Homer, under naked nominations, without deserts and noble acts, which are the balsam of our memories, the entelechia and soul of our subsistences?

    Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend

  • entelechia,” quintessence, flame, ether — that it has been believed to be universal, uncreated, transmigrant?

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Who cares to subsist like Hippocrates’s patients, or Achilles’s horses in Homer, under naked nominations, without deserts and noble acts, which are the balsam of our memories, the entelechia and soul of our subsistences?

    Hydriotaphia, or Urn-burial

  • [22] [Footnote 22: _Entelechy_ ([Greek: entelechia]) is an Aristotelian term, signifying activity, or more properly perhaps, self action.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

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