noesis

noun no·e·sis \nōˈēsə̇s\

Definition of noesis

plural

-es

  1. 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. 2 :  cognition especially when occurring through direct knowledge

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Origin and Etymology of noesis

Greek noēsis, from noein to perceive, think


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