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Published by H. Holt and company in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Philosophy

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 297-300.

Statementby John E. Russell.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBD31 .R8
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 302 p.
Number of Pages302
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6556333M
LC Control Number13008369
OCLC/WorldCa5691340

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