What are nous?

  • (noun): Common sense.
    Example: "She has great social nous"
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Nous (British: /ˈnaʊs/; US: /ˈnuːs/), sometimes equated to intellect or intelligence, is 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, similar 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.

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  • (noun): That which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason.
    Synonyms: mind, head, brain, psyche

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