A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
NOUS
[noun]
also called intellect or intelligence - a philosophical term for the faculty of the human mind which is described in classical philosophy as necessary for understanding what is true or real, very close in meaning to intuition. It is also often described as a form of perception which works within the mind (“the mind’s eye”), rather than only through the physical senses. The three commonly used philosophical terms are from Greek, νοῦς or νόος, and Latin intellectus and intelligentia respectively.
In philosophy, common English translations include “understanding” and “mind”; or sometimes “reason” and “thought”. To describe the activity of this faculty, apart from nouns based on “understanding”, the noun “intellection” is sometimes used in philosophical contexts, and the Greek words noēsis and noein are sometimes also used. In colloquial British English, nous denotes “common sense”, which is close to the original everyday meaning it had in Ancient Greece.

NOUS

[noun]

also called intellect or intelligence - a philosophical term for the faculty of the human mind which is described in classical philosophy as necessary for understanding what is true or real, very close in meaning to intuition. It is also often described as a form of perception which works within the mind (“the mind’s eye”), rather than only through the physical senses. The three commonly used philosophical terms are from Greek, νοῦς or νόος, and Latin intellectus and intelligentia respectively.

In philosophy, common English translations include “understanding” and “mind”; or sometimes “reason” and “thought”. To describe the activity of this faculty, apart from nouns based on “understanding”, the noun “intellection” is sometimes used in philosophical contexts, and the Greek words noēsis and noein are sometimes also used. In colloquial British English, nous denotes “common sense”, which is close to the original everyday meaning it had in Ancient Greece.

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