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  • n. Plural form of percipient.


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  • Its cod-academic talk about "percipients" and human beings as "pattern-seeking creatures" exists solely to soften us up for the thrills to come.

  • The overall patterns of display over time of the best cases need to be more deeply and scientifically studied, as do the percipients and the effects upon them and others who they communicate their experiences to, from a cultural and sociological perspective.

    Posthuman Blues

  • The patterns of display, behavior, location, percipients, appearance, etc., may be even more important in revealing new, real data than differing lists of the top ten cases.

    Posthuman Blues

  • About 250 people took part in the study as percipients; together they produced 2,200 drawings.


  • Considerations about the causal theory of perception persuade him to place the percept into the percipients brain.

    Neutral Monism

  • Thus the red apple percept finally finds a physical home, viz., the physical entity in the percipients brain which it helps to constitute (proximally).

    Neutral Monism

  • Rather than arguing that things convey their reality to percipients which would imply that we recognize as real only those things possessed of "whatness", James argues that the sense of reality is a constituent part of the percipient's experience that may in fact be independent of the object of that experience.

    Philocrites: The ontological imagination.

  • Obviously, if the sympathetic relationship depends upon the fact that percipients and things perceived are all members of one living being, no acts of perception could take place: that far body could be known only if it were a member of this living universe of ours — which condition being met, it certainly would be.

    The Six Enneads.

  • Still; we perceive by means of the perceptive faculty and are, ourselves, the percipients: may we not say the same of the intellective act?

    The Six Enneads.

  • It reproduces the common universe of which we are portions and percipients, and it purges from our inward sight the film of familiarity which obscures from us the wonder of our being.

    English literary criticism


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