Apperception

Apperception

(Science: psychology) The minds perception of itself as the subject or actor in its own states; perception that reflects upon itself; sometimes, intensified or energetic perception. This feeling has been called by philosophers the apperception or consciousness of our own existence. (Sir W. Hamilton)

Origin: Pref. Ad- _ perception: cf. F. Apperception.

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