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Dianoia is a term used by Plato for a type of thinking, specifically about mathematical and technical subjects. It is the capacity for, process of, or result of discursive thinking, in contrast with the immediate apprehension that is characteristic of noesis. In Aristotle, knowledge is further divided into the theoretical, and the practical, which includes techne and phronesis.

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Google previewUnconscious Thought in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis (2015)

by John Shannon Hendrix

Dianoia is an inner logos, logos endiathetos.

Google previewThe Third City (Routledge Revivals) (2014)

Philosophy at War with Positivism by Borna Bebek

Dianoia means generally abstract thinking.

as opposed to Noesis, Dianoia is the downward movement of understanding . . . the uncertain state ofmind ofone whose so-called knowledge consists of isolated chains ...

Google previewA Dissertation on the Philosophy of Aristotle (1812)

In Four Books ... by Thomas Taylor

But dianoia is that power which completes, as it were, a certain path, by passing from propositions to conclusions, from which, also, it derives its appellation. Thus, for instance, dianoia investigates whence it is that the rational soul is immortal.

Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia (1915)

by James Orr

MIND, mind (vows, nous, Sidvoia, dianoia, trvvaris, stinesis): We look in vain in the OT and NT for anything like scientific precision in the 1. No Pre- employment of terms which are meant cision in the to indicate mental operations. Terms Used ...

Google previewThe Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy (2008)

by Nicholas Bunnin, Jiyuan Yu

and contrasted to dianoia (discursive thinking). It is the thought that constitutes the being of the Unmoved Mover in Aristotle's Metaphysics and is pure intuitive ...

Google previewThe Columbia Dictionary of Modern Literary and Cultural Criticism (1995)

by Joseph Childers

DIANOIA 81 Evans, J. D. G. Aristotle's Concept of Dialectic. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1977. Gadamer, Hans Georg. Hegel's Dialectic : Five Hermeneutical Studies. Trans. P. Christopher Smith. New Haven: Yale University Press, ...

Google previewThe Philosopher's Dictionary - Third Edition (2002)

by Robert M. Martin

dianoia is the kind of knowledge humans more typically get—not direct intuition, but indirect, involving reasoning and argument; doxa is ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (2016)

by Simon Blackburn

dianoia Knowledge in general. In *Plato, knowledge of a kind that falls short of the highest kind, *noēsis. Dianoia describes knowledge of mathematical and technical subjects. See also LINE. It is subdivided in Aristotle into real theoretical ...

Google previewDictionary of World Philosophy (2013)

by A. Pablo Iannone

understanding is closer to dianoia, the Greek term for the faculty we exercise when, for example, we work our ...

Google previewHolman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)

by Chad Brand, Archie England, Charles W. Draper

The more common termsfor mind, however, are nousand dianoia. Dianoia occurs 12 times in the NT. It refers to“thinking through”or “thinking over” of somethingor to the “understanding” or“sentiment” which results fromthatprocess of reflection.

Google previewDictionary of Foreign Quotations (1980)

by Robert Collison

Oukoun dianoia men kai logos tauton. Plèn ho men entos tès psukhès pros hautën dialogos aneu phonès gignomenos tout' auto hêmin epônomasthë, dianoia; PLATO: The Sophist (Greek) Is it not true that thought and speech are the same, ...

Google previewDictionary of philosophical terms (1997)

by Elmar Waibl

Dianoia f (Kant) (epi, met) < faculty of understanding‚ intellect, mind faculty of representation s Vorstellungsvermögen n (epi, psy) —> powers of imagination < W 68 faculty ot' rules s Vermögen der Regeln n (Kant) (epi) faith faculty of ...

Google previewMcGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama (1984)

An International Reference Work in 5 Volumes by Stanley Hochman, McGraw-Hill, inc

dianoia Dianoia concerns the intellect of a character, and is ranked the third most important ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Some Theosophical Terms (1910)

Dianoia (Gk.t thought, mind) ...

Google previewZondervan Bible Dictionary (2009)

by J. D. Douglas, C. Merrill

word for the Hebrew lebh,“heart” nephesh,“soul” and the Greek nous and dianoia, the former denoting the faculty of reflective consciousness, of moral thinking and knowing, while the latter means “meditation, reflection.” None of these words ...

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