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The relevance of philosophy to life

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Published by Vanderbilt University Press in Nashville .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophical anthropology,
  • Philosophy, American -- 20th century

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJohn Lachs.
    SeriesThe Vanderbilt library of American philosophy
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBD450 .L19 1995
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 277 p. ;
    Number of Pages277
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1118741M
    ISBN 100826512623
    LC Control Number94044987


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