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sense perception

  1. perception by the senses rather than by the intellect.
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Origin of sense perception

First recorded in 1865–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of sense perception

  • Unless there were a priori idea, sense-perception could never begin.

    Buchanan's Journal of Man, September 1887


  • In sense-perception the form of the thing is not in sense as it is in the thing.

  • These forms of sense-perception constitute a scale (as it were) of feeling.

    Pedagogics as a System

    Karl Rosenkranz

  • Sense-perception has for its object the world of sense; reason has for its object the Ideas.

  • The lowest faculty, if we must use that word, is sense-perception.