The Commens Dictionary
Quote from ‘Notes on Portions of Hume's "Treatise on Human Nature"’
The first cognition which we can recognize is a percept. Different people are different; but to me a percept is very much like a moving picture, accompanied by sounds and other sensations. I am also conscious of its being there in spite of me, so that I resist it, that is a sort of inertia tending to object to surprise is overcome in perceiving. It is there by brute force.
MS [R] 939:29
‘Percept’ (pub. 13.10.15-12:27). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from http://www.commens.org/dictionary/entry/quote-notes-portions-humes-treatise-human-nature-7.