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Dialogue in the making: emotional engagement with materials. / Brinck, Ingar; Reddy, Vasudevi.

In: Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 02.07.2019.

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Brinck, I & Reddy, V 2019, 'Dialogue in the making: emotional engagement with materials', Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11097-019-09629-2

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Brinck, I., & Reddy, V. (2019). Dialogue in the making: emotional engagement with materials. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11097-019-09629-2

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Brinck I, Reddy V. Dialogue in the making: emotional engagement with materials. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. 2019 Jul 2. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11097-019-09629-2

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Brinck, Ingar ; Reddy, Vasudevi. / Dialogue in the making: emotional engagement with materials. In: Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. 2019.

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