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Borrowed from Ancient Greek δύναμις (dúnamis).


dynamis (uncountable)

  1. (Classical philosophy) Potentiality.
    • 1962, William Keith Chambers Guthrie, A History of Greek Philosophy: Aristotle, an encounter, page 125:
      I have tried to explain the sense of dynamis fundamental to Aristotle's philosophy.
    • 1990, Arleen B. Dallery, Charles E. Scott, P. Holley Roberts, Crises in Continental Philosophy
      Heidegger deals in this text with Aristotle's attempt to explicate dynamis and energeia as one of manifold ways in which being is expressed.
    • 2004, Andrew Feenberg, Heidegger and Marcuse: The Catastrophe and Redemption of History:
      Like Heidegger's Aristotle, Marcuse argues that being “reveals” itself in the relation of dynamis to energeia.