rationality of science by W. H. Newton-Smith

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Originally published: Boston, Mass.: Routlegde & Kegan Paul; 1981 in International library of philosophy series.

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StatementW. H. Newton-Smith.
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Paginationxii, 294p. ;
Number of Pages294
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Open LibraryOL18700835M
ISBN 100415058775

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