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Etymology

First used by Gottfried Leibnitz (1646-1716).

Noun

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apperception

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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The mind's perception of itself as the subject or actor in its own states, unifying past and present experiences; perception that reflects upon itself.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The general process or a particular act of mental assimilation of new experience into the totality of one's past experience.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Intensified or energetic perception.

References

  • apperception” in An American Dictionary of the English Language, by Noah Webster, 1828.
  • apperception” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • apperception” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "apperception" in Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P)2007 Microsoft Corporation.
  • "apperception" in Encyclopedia Britannica, 1911 ed.
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.
  • Dictionary of Philosophy, Dagobert D. Runes (ed.), Philosophical Library, 1962. See: "Apperception" by Otto F. Kkraushaar, p. 15.

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