Human Energy (Teilhard)
1962 book Human Energy, a collection of essays by Pierre Teilhard, written between 1926 and 1939 on the theme of human energy or the physics and thermodynamics of human movement. [2]
In human thermodynamics, human energy is a difficult to define term related to either an attribution or measurement of the energy state of an individual person.

The earliest views on types of human energies include the 19th century energy psychologist conceptions of “psychic energy” or psychological energy. Other views include conceptions on the definition of the person as a “human motor” and its associated energy, as well as sexual energy, physical energy, in general.

In 1900,
Serbian-born American electrical engineer Nikola Tesla wrote out a piece on human energy. [3]

In 1953, French philosopher Pierre Teilhard explicitly defined human energy as “the sum total of physico-chemical energies either simply incorporated in or at a higher degree of assimilation cerebralized in, the human planetary mass at a given moment: the mass in question being considered in its linked totality, not only of its biological constituents, but also of its artificially constructed mechanisms". [1]

1. Teilhard, Pierre. (1976). Activation of Energy, (section: “Definition and Unique value of Human Energy”, pgs. 387). New York: Harvest Book.
2. Teilhard, Pierre (de Chardin). (1969). Human Energy (translated by J.M. Cohen). A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book.
3. Tesla, Nikola. (1900). “The Problems of Increasing Human Energy”, Century Illustrated Magazine, June.

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