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Percept vs Aware - What's the difference?

percept | aware |

As nouns the difference between percept and aware

is that percept is while aware is avar.



(en noun)
  • *1860 , William Hamilton, Lectures in Metaphysics , III.3:
  • *:Whether it might not, in like manner, be proper to introduce the term percept for the object of perception, I shall not at present inquire.
  • (psychology, philosophy) A perceived object as it exists in the mind of someone perceiving it; the mental impression that is the result of perceiving something.
  • *1901 , Charles Sanders Peirce, Grammar of Science :
  • *:I see an inkstand on the table: that is a percept'. Moving my head, I get a different ' percept of the inkstand.
  • *1905 , William James, ‘How Two Minds Can Know One Thing’, Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods :
  • *:So far as in that world it is a stable feature, holds ink, marks paper and obeys the guidance of a hand, it is a physical pen. [...] So far as it is instable, on the contrary, coming and going with the movements of my eyes, altering with what I call my fancy, continuous with subsequent experiences of its ‘having been’ (in the past tense), it is the percept of a pen in my mind.
  • *1946 , Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy :
  • *:Socrates remarks that when he is well he finds wine sweet, but when ill, sour. Here it is a change in the percipient that causes the change in the percept .
  • Anagrams





  • Vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty.
  • Conscious or having knowledge of something.
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    * (sense, on one's guard) wary, watchful, sensitive, alert, attentive, observant * (conscious of something) apprised, informed, cognizant, conscious, mindful


    * unaware

    Derived terms

    * awareness * unaware