Relativism and the foundations of philosophy by Steven D. Hales

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Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, Mass, London .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Methodology,
  • Philosophy,
  • Relativity

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StatementSteven D. Hales
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 216 p.
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25545002M
ISBN 100262513307
ISBN 109780262513302
OCLC/WorldCa319497663

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