dianoia

dianoia

[dahy-uh-noi-uh]
noun Greek Philosophy.
the mental faculty used in discursive reasoning.

Origin:
< Greek diánoia the intellect, a thought, notion, belief, equivalent to dia- dia- + no(eîn) to think + -ia -ia

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dianoia (ˌdaɪəˈnɔɪə)
 
n
1.  Compare noesis perception and experience regarded as lower modes of knowledge
2.  the faculty of discursive reasoning
 
[from Greek; see dianoetic]

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