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world soul

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  1. the animating principle or the moving force of the universe; world spirit.

Origin of world soul

First recorded in 1840–50
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Historical Examples

  • Simple bodies, their existence demands that of world-soul, iv.

    Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4

    Plotinos (Plotinus)

  • Time is to the world-soul, what eternity is to intelligence, iii.

  • World-soul does not remember God, continuing to see him, iv.

  • World-soul, Plato is in doubt about its being like the stars, iv.

  • World-soul is to time what intelligence is to eternity, iii.