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Published by Harcourt, Brace & World in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Philosophers,
  • Philosophy,
  • History

Book details:

Classifications
LC ClassificationsB82 .J313
The Physical Object
Pagination4 v. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24767520M
ISBN 100151369437
LC Control Number62009436

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