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Published by Avebury in Aldershot, Hants, England, Brookfield, USA .
Written in English


  • Social sciences -- Philosophy

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Includes bibliographies and indexes.

StatementJ.O. Wisdom.
SeriesAvebury series in the philosophy of science, Avebury series in philosophy of science.
LC ClassificationsH61 .W58 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationv. <1-3 > ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2472550M
ISBN 100566050277, 0566051583, 1856283895
LC Control Number87201883

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