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Relating to, involved in, or capable of apperception.


Relating to, involved in, or capable of apperception.


(ap″ĕr-sep′shŏn) [Fr. fr. L. apperceptio]
The perception and interpretation of sensory stimuli; awareness of the meaning and significance of a particular sensory stimulus as modified by one's own experiences, knowledge, thoughts, and emotions.
apperceptive (a″pĕr-sep′tiv), adjectiveapperceptively (a″pĕr-sep′tiv-lē)
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The tendency to apprehend sensuous feelings as adumbrating bodily states is nevertheless merely one example of a much more deeply sedimented apperceptive tendency: namely, a "habitual thematic direction toward objects of external apperception," a global apperceptive style that "determines the course of the further formation of apperceptions" in terms of the "objective thematic," so that even subjective functioning itself is objectively apperceived, by way of the psychophysical apperception, as a component part of the world (34/64f.
The main goal is to acquire apperceptive knowledge.
these films correspond to profound changes in our apperceptive apparatus--changes that are experienced on an individual scale by the
But this intrinsically antecedent normality is based on a false premise, that the phenomenological pairing Husserl talks about between my concrete ego and the other concrete ego necessarily produces understanding, by which of course I mean real understanding, typified reality, and not simply the `harmonious confirmation of the apperceptive constitution.
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As Murray Greene usefully notes, like Kant, Hegel takes it for granted that possession and employment of concepts is a necessary condition for discursive self-consciousness and apperceptive identity over time, but beyond Kant, Hegel undertakes to describe how concepts, including the Kantian categories, are actually developed within a course of initially sensate, emergently rational life, hence to trace, as Greene puts it, "the emergence of a thinking ego as a sublation of feeling subjectivity.
In Schopenhauerian terms, the artist perceives Ideas not as entities that subsist in an external relation to his cognitive apparatus, but as the apperceptive focal point of his authorial consciousness.