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What philosophy can do

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Published by Barnes & Noble Books in Totowa, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy,
  • Methodology

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn Wilson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB72 .W55 1986
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 159 p. ;
    Number of Pages159
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2710701M
    ISBN 100389206229, 0389206237
    LC Control Number86003413


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