Conception, or a concept, is an abstract idea or a mental symbol.
Conception may also refer to:
- Conception, or fertilisation, the fusion of gametes to produce a new organism.
- Conception (album), an album by Miles Davis
- "Conception" (George Shearing song)
- Conception (band), a Norwegian band
- Conception (film), a 2012 movie.
- Conception, Missouri, United States
- Conception: Ore no Kodomo wo Undekure!, a Japanese RPG for the PSP.
Famous quotes containing the word conception:
“Whoever will imagine a perpetual confession of ignorance, a judgment without leaning or inclination, on any occasion whatever, has a conception of Pyrrhonism.”
—Michel de Montaigne (15331592)
“Into all that becomes something inward for men, an image or conception as such, into all that he makes his own, language has penetrated ... logic must certainly be said to be the supernatural element which permeates every relationship of man to nature, his sensation, intuition, desire, need, instinct, and simply by so doing transforms it into something human, even though only formally human, into ideas and purposes.”
—Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (17701831)
“The real, then, is that which, sooner or later, information and reasoning would finally result in, and which is therefore independent of the vagaries of me and you. Thus, the very origin of the conception of reality shows that this conception essentially involves the notion of a COMMUNITY, without definite limits, and capable of a definite increase of knowledge.”
—Charles Sanders Peirce (18391914)