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dianoetic

[dahy-uh-noh-et-ik]
adjective
  1. pertaining to dianoia.
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Origin of dianoetic

1670–80; < Greek dianoētik(ós), equivalent to diáno(ia) dianoia + -ē- thematic vowel + -tikos -tic
Related formsdi·a·no·et·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • These intellectual virtues are called by Aristotle dianoetic.

    A Critical History of Greek Philosophy

    W. T. Stace

  • 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

    Milton Valentine

  • Happiness, therefore, consists in the combination of dianoetic and ethical virtues.


British Dictionary definitions for dianoetic

dianoetic

adjective
  1. of or relating to thought, esp to discursive reasoning rather than intuitionCompare discursive (def. 2)
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Word Origin

C17: from Greek dianoētikos, from dianoia the thinking process, an opinion, from dia- + noein to think
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