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Reading Philosophy

Selected Texts with a Method for Beginners

by Samuel Guttenplan

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Published by Blackwell Publishing Limited .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages312
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Open LibraryOL7610851M
ISBN 100631234381
ISBN 109780631234388


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