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.
This feeling has been called by philosophers the apperception or consciousness of our own existence.
Sir W. Hamilton.
© Webster 1913.