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noetics is a branch of metaphysical philosophy concerned with the study of mind and intellect. Noetic topics include the doctrine of the agent/patient intellect ( Aristotle, Averroes) and the doctrine of the [1 ] Divine Intellect ( Plotinus). [2 ] Contemporary use [edit ]
Since the 1970s the term "noetics" has been employed by several authors like Dan Brown in "the Lost Symbol" or others who write about consciousness and spirituality.
Institute of Noetic Sciences proposes noetic sciences as "how beliefs, thoughts, and intentions affect the physical world." [3 ] See also [edit ] Traditional philosophy Consciousness studies Alternative philosophy and parapsychology References [edit ] Further reading [edit ] Davidson, H.A., Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroes, on Intellect. Their Cosmologies, Theories of the Active Intellect, and Theories of Human Intellect, New York-Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1992. Kenny, Anthony, Aquinas on Mind, Routledge, 1994. Brentano, Franz, , International Library of Philosophy and Scientific Method, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981. Sensory and Noetic Consciousness: Psychology from an Empirical Standpoint III de Quincey, C., Radical Knowing: Understanding Consciousness through Relationship, Rochester, VT: Park Street Press, 2005. External links [edit ] The dictionary definition of noetic at Wiktionary