au·​to·​no·​e·​sis | \ ˌȯ-tə-nə-ˈwē-səs How to pronounce autonoesis (audio) \

Definition of autonoesis

: awareness of one’s own existence as an entity in time : autonoetic consciousness Autonoesis refers to the kind of conscious awareness that characterizes conscious recollection of personal happenings. — Endel Tulving, in The Missing Link in Cognition: Origins of Self-Reflective Consciousness, 2005

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First Known Use of autonoesis

1985, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autonoesis

auto- entry 1 + noesis (after autonoetic)

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Cite this Entry

“Autonoesis.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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