This article is about an alternative theory of mind power. For mainstream philosophical discussion of the intellect, see nous. For the Oxford dons of the 19th century, see Oriel Noetics. For other uses, see Noesis (disambiguation).
Further information: Noology
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In philosophy, 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 Divine Intellect (Plotinus).
More recently the term "noetics" has been employed by several authors who write about consciousness, spirituality and cosmology.
The Institute of Noetic Sciences proposes noetic sciences as an alternative theory of "how beliefs, thoughts, and intentions affect the physical world."
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