Shadow Plays: Virtual Realities in an Analog World

Chapter 6, Note 42

“‘Apperception’ is a word which cuts a great figure in the pedagogics of the present day... Now apperception is an extremely useful word in pedagogics, and offers a convenient name for a process to which every teacher must frequently refer. But it verily means nothing more than the act of taking a thing into the mind.” William James, Talks to Teachers on Psychology and to Students on Some of Life’s Ideals (Boston: Geo. H. Ellis, 1899). I quote from the 1925 edition published by Henry Holt & Co. and accessible online through Project Gutenberg.

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