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Published by Ridgeview Pub. Co. in Atascadero, Calif .
Written in English


  • Act (Philosophy),
  • Intellect.,
  • Thought and thinking.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by James E. Tomberlin.
SeriesPhilosophical perspectives -- 4
ContributionsTomberlin, James E., 1942-
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 579 p. ;
Number of Pages579
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15317114M
ISBN 100917930894, 0917930495

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