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Philosophical problems of natural science.

Dudley Shapere

Philosophical problems of natural science.

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Published by Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

  • Science -- Philosophy

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 124. Bibliographical footnotes.

    SeriesSources in philosophy
    LC ClassificationsQ175 .S524
    The Physical Object
    Pagination124 p.
    Number of Pages124
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5940619M
    LC Control Number65011069

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