Definition of Noetic

1. Adjective. Of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind. "The triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"

Exact synonyms: Intellectual, Rational
Similar to: Mental
Derivative terms: Noesis, Rationality

Definition of Noetic

1. a. Of or pertaining to the intellect; intellectual.

Definition of Noetic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the mind or intellect. ¹

2. Adjective. Originating in or apprehended by reason. ¹

3. Noun. The science of the intellect. ¹

4. Noun. A purely intellectual entity. ¹

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Definition of Noetic

1. pertaining to reason [adj]

Medical Definition of Noetic

1. Rarely used term relating to the mental processes. Synonym: noetic. Origin: G. Noema, perception, a thought (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Noetic

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1. Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic by William Hamilton (1860)
"SECTION I. noetic. —ON THE FUNDAMENTAL LAWS OF THOUGHT —THEIR CONTENTS AND HISTORY. HAVING terminated our consideration of the various questions of which ..."

2. Orpheus by George Robert Stow Mead (1896)
"As Proclus tells us (Theol. Plat., IV. iii.; Taylor, i. 231): " In the intelligible and at the same time intellectual \iey the noetic- ..."

3. Pragmatism, a New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking: Popular Lectures on by William James (1907)
"This is the hypothesis of noetic pluralism, which monists consider so absurd. Since we are bound to treat it as respectfully as noetic monism, ..."

4. Analytic Psychology by George Frederick Stout (1918)
"In this way different modes of noetic synthesis, so to speak, intersect each ... How does noetic synthesis arise ? By what process do we pass from a lower ..."

5. The Philosophical Basis of Theism: An Examination of the Personality of Man by Samue Harris (1883)
"Empirical, Rationalistic or noetic, and Theological Science are reciprocally dependent and complemental, and therefore necessarily in harmony. ..."

6. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1905)
"THE PROBLEM OF UNITY AND THE noetic POWER OF THE HEART. "And I perceived myself to be far off from Thee, in the region of unlikeness, as if I heard this Thy ..."

7. The History of English Rationalism in the Nineteenth Century by Alfred William Benn (1906)
"Early in the nineteenth century there had been formed what waa called a noetic School in the common-room of Oriel, that i- a school of close reasoners, ..."

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