Recept

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"Recept" (pronounced /ˈrˌsɛpt/) is a term used in the work of 19th-century psychologist George Romanes to refer to an idea that is formed by the repetition of percepts (i.e., successive percepts of the same object).[1] The idea is similar to that of concatenated impressions, as seen in the work of David Hume.

The term is used in Richard Maurice Bucke's book, Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind. Bucke was a 19th-century Canadian psychiatrist.

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  1. ^ Webster's New International Dictionary. Springfield, Massachusetts: G. & C. Merriam. 1913. p. 1781.  "A mental image or idea formed by successive percepts of the same or like objects, and thus accentuating their common characters; a generic image."

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