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Dictionary of concepts in the philosophy of science

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Published by Greenwood Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- Philosophy -- Dictionaries.,
  • Science -- History -- Dictionaries.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    StatementPaul T. Durbin.
    SeriesReference sources for the social sciences and humanities,, no. 6
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ174.7 .D87 1988
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 362 p. ;
    Number of Pages362
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2402028M
    ISBN 100313229791
    LC Control Number87032293


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