noesis

noun
no·e·sis | \nōˈēsə̇s\
plural -es

Definition of noesis 

1 : purely intellectual apprehension:

a Platonism : the highest kind of knowledge or knowledge of the eternal forms or ideas contrasted with dianoia

b in Husserl : the subjective aspect of or the act in an intentional experience distinguished from noema

2 : cognition especially when occurring through direct knowledge

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History and Etymology for noesis

Greek noēsis, from noein to perceive, think

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