dianoetic


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dianoetic

(ˌdaɪənəʊˈɛtɪk)
adj
(Philosophy) of or relating to thought, esp to discursive reasoning rather than intuition. Compare discursive2
[C17: from Greek dianoētikos, from dianoia the thinking process, an opinion, from dia- + noein to think]

dianoetic

relating to the operation of the mind through logical rather than intuitive thought processes; intellectual activity.
See also: Thinking
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dianoetic - proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
logical - capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning; "a logical mind"
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Another, and congenial, discrimination is picked up by Scotus through his keeping apart intellectual and rational powers: providing the historical distinction between dianoetic and noetic cognition with his personal flavour, Scotus limits intellectual powers to deal with problems of natural causality, while ratio has become in his interpretation a denaturalized capacity, a ground for will to strive for the good unavailable to intellect.
Pritzl does just this, and from his exquisitely Aristotelian study of Aristotle, we learn, among other things, that there is a "prepredicative" discursive activity of nous that allows for error, even before the act of judgment; and that there is a subtle distinction between intuitive, noetic "contact" with simples, which is infallible, and discursive, dianoetic judgment of composites, which can err.
14) In his seminars during the 1920s, Heidegger approaches the question about the activity of philosophy through a reading of Aristotle's presentation of the five dianoetic virtues of the soul in the sixth book of the Nicomachean Ethics: techne, phronesis, episteme, sophia and nous.