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Of, relating to, originating in, or apprehended by the intellect.

[Greek noētikos, from noēsis, understanding; see noesis.]


(Psychology) of or relating to the mind, esp to its rational and intellectual faculties
[C17: from Greek noētikos, from noein to think, from nous the mind]


(noʊˈɛt ɪk)

of, pertaining, or originating in the mind.
[1645–55; < Greek noētikós intelligent =noē-, variant s. of noeîn to think (v. derivative of noós, noûs mind, wit) + -tikos -tic]
no•e′sis (-ˈi sɪs) n.
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Adj.1.noetic - of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind; "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"
mental - involving the mind or an intellectual process; "mental images of happy times"; "mental calculations"; "in a terrible mental state"; "mental suffering"; "free from mental defects"
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Brown also drags into his thesis the Noetic Theory and mentions man's collective emotional response to the tragedy of 9/11.
This endeavor, unpublished during his lifetime but advanced in his Gottingen seminars, led to the elaboration of new subfields and coinages that encompassed the theoretical and practical technicalities of ethical experience: a noetic theory of ethical acts, an axiology of values, an apophantics to link ethical acts with their objects, and a formal moral praxis.