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Published by Office of the Secretary of the Association, The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Science -- Philosophy.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementCharles A. Hart, editor.
SeriesAmerican Catholic Philosophical Association. Proceedings -- v.11, Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association -- v. 11..
ContributionsHart, Charles A. 1893-1959 ed.
The Physical Object
Pagination219 p. ;
Number of Pages219
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18081076M

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