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Biology and the philosophy of science

Johnemery Konecsni

Biology and the philosophy of science

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Published by University Press of America .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biology,
  • Philosophy,
  • Science

  • The Physical Object
    FormatUnknown Binding
    Number of Pages170
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11391261M
    ISBN 100819101400
    ISBN 109780819101402


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