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Monday, October 24, 2011

Definitions for anoesis

  1. A state of mind consisting of pure sensation or emotion without cognitive content.

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Citations for anoesis
Normally, on my long-distance walks, anoesis descends within a few miles: the mental tape loop of infuriating resentments, or inane pop lyrics, or nonce phrases gives way to the greeny-beige noise of the outdoors. Will Self, Psychogeography
Wiggy felt sudden release from all tension: exalted, drawn up in a freedom like dance. Then he was staring in stillness, for a moment in anoesis. Richard Henderson, Chasing Charlie
Origin of anoesis
1900-1905
Anoesis is derived from the Greek word noesis meaning reason or intellect and the prefix a- meaning not. Thus it means, no reason.