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The great conversation a historical introduction to philosophy by Norman Melchert

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Published by McGraw-Hill Higher Education in Boston .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Philosophy -- Introductions.,
  • Philosophy -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementNorman Melchert.
GenreIntroductions.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBD21 .M43 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationv. <1-2 > :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6791418M
ISBN 100767420381
LC Control Number00054819

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