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apperception


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apperception  \Ap`per*cep"tion\,  n.  [Pref.  ad-  +  perception:  cf 
  F.  apperception.]  (Metaph.) 
  The  mind's  perception  of  itself  as  the  subject  or  actor  in 
  its  own  states;  perception  that  reflects  upon  itself 
  sometimes  intensified  or  energetic  perception.  --Leibnitz. 
  Reid. 
 
  This  feeling  has  been  called  by  philosophers  the 
  apperception  or  consciousness  of  our  own  existence. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Hamilton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apperception 
  n  :  the  process  whereby  perceived  qualities  of  an  object  are 
  related  to  past  experience 




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