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date: 18 November 2018

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The topic of object perception is different from that of the objects of perception. It is presupposed that we are dealing with extramental items only, be they full three-dimensional objects or two-dimensional stimuli. Object perception is perception of stable three-dimensional entities, a category of items that as a first approximation includes ‘middle-sized dry goods’. Such objects have well-defined, slowly and non-discontinuously changing boundaries; they continue to exist through time; they change and move (non-discontinuously). The topic of object perception is then an account of what it is to perceive objects of this type.

Keywords: perception, perceptual objects, object perception, topology, figure and ground

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