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Published by Dainichi Academic Publications in London .
Written in English

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  • Philosophy.

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Edition Notes

StatementUlrich Verster.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCS 97/02174 (B)
The Physical Object
Pagination109 p. ;
Number of Pages109
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1926313M
ISBN 101872152201
LC Control Number90139808
OCLC/WorldCa20416476

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