If It Is Everything, It is Nothing : An Outsider’s Argument for Specificity in Constructivisms. / Barkin, J. Samuel ; Sjoberg, Laura.

Constructivism Reconsidered: Past, Present, and Future. ed. / Mariano Bertucci; Jarrod Hayes; Patrick James. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2018. p. 227-242.

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If It Is Everything, It is Nothing : An Outsider’s Argument for Specificity in Constructivisms. / Barkin, J. Samuel ; Sjoberg, Laura.

Constructivism Reconsidered: Past, Present, and Future. ed. / Mariano Bertucci; Jarrod Hayes; Patrick James. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2018. p. 227-242.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

Harvard

Barkin, JS & Sjoberg, L 2018, If It Is Everything, It is Nothing: An Outsider’s Argument for Specificity in Constructivisms. in M Bertucci, J Hayes & P James (eds), Constructivism Reconsidered: Past, Present, and Future. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, pp. 227-242. https://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.10017200

APA

Barkin, J. S., & Sjoberg, L. (2018). If It Is Everything, It is Nothing: An Outsider’s Argument for Specificity in Constructivisms. In M. Bertucci, J. Hayes, & P. James (Eds.), Constructivism Reconsidered: Past, Present, and Future (pp. 227-242). University of Michigan Press. https://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.10017200

Vancouver

Barkin JS, Sjoberg L. If It Is Everything, It is Nothing: An Outsider’s Argument for Specificity in Constructivisms. In Bertucci M, Hayes J, James P, editors, Constructivism Reconsidered: Past, Present, and Future. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 2018. p. 227-242 https://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.10017200

Author

Barkin, J. Samuel ; Sjoberg, Laura. / If It Is Everything, It is Nothing : An Outsider’s Argument for Specificity in Constructivisms. Constructivism Reconsidered: Past, Present, and Future. editor / Mariano Bertucci ; Jarrod Hayes ; Patrick James. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2018. pp. 227-242

BibTeX

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