- pertaining to dianoia.
Origin of dianoetic
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for dianoetic
These intellectual virtues are called by Aristotle dianoetic.
Virtues are divided into ethical and intellectual (dianoetic); and so are the contrary vices.
But the aim is after all the life of the intellect, and the "dianoetic" virtues are superior to the practical.
On this double requirement he founded two kinds of virtue, the intellectual (dianoetic) and the practical.Theoretical Ethics
Happiness, therefore, consists in the combination of dianoetic and ethical virtues.
- of or relating to thought, esp to discursive reasoning rather than intuitionCompare discursive (def. 2)
C17: from Greek dianoētikos, from dianoia the thinking process, an opinion, from dia- + noein to think