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Objects and the Explanation of Perception

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Objects and the Explanation of Perception. / Brewer, Bill.

In the Light of Experience: Essays on Reasons and Perception. ed. / J. Gersel; R. T. Jensen; M. S. Thanning; S. Overgaard. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.

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Harvard

Brewer, B 2018, Objects and the Explanation of Perception. in J Gersel, RT Jensen, MS Thanning & S Overgaard (eds), In the Light of Experience: Essays on Reasons and Perception. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

APA

Brewer, B. (2018). Objects and the Explanation of Perception. In J. Gersel, R. T. Jensen, M. S. Thanning, & S. Overgaard (Eds.), In the Light of Experience: Essays on Reasons and Perception Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Vancouver

Brewer B. Objects and the Explanation of Perception. In Gersel J, Jensen RT, Thanning MS, Overgaard S, editors, In the Light of Experience: Essays on Reasons and Perception. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2018

Author

Brewer, Bill. / Objects and the Explanation of Perception. In the Light of Experience: Essays on Reasons and Perception. editor / J. Gersel ; R. T. Jensen ; M. S. Thanning ; S. Overgaard. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.

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