esse est percipi

es·​se est per·​ci·​pi | \ ˈeˌseˌestˈperkəˌpē \

Definition of esse est percipi

Berkeleianism
: a tenet that existence consists in the condition of being perceived

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History and Etymology for esse est percipi

New Latin, literally, to be is to be perceived

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“Esse est percipi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/esse%20est%20percipi. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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