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Quotation by A.J. Ayer, Sir
I am using it [the word 'perceive'] here in such a way that to say of an object that it is perceived does not entail saying that it exists in any sense at all. And this is a perfectly correct and familiar usage of the word.
A.J. (Alfred Jules), Sir Ayer (1910–1989), British philosopher. Quoted in Sense and Sensibilia, p. 85, ed. J.L. Austin, Oxford University Press (1962).
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