Definition of noesis in English:

noesis

(also noêsis)

noun

  • Philosophy. In phenomenology: a process or an act of perceiving or thinking, as opposed to an object of perception or thought; (also) the subjective aspect of an intentional experience, as opposed to the noema.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From ancient Greek νόησις intelligence, understanding, idea, concept, (plural) processes of thought from νοεῖν to see, perceive, understand, intend + -σις.

Pronunciation

noesis

/nəʊˈiːsɪs/