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Published by Blackwell in Oxford, UK, Cambridge, Mass., USA .
Written in English


  • James, William, 1842-1910,
  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951,
  • Pragmatism

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 82-102) and index.

StatementHilary Putnam.
LC ClassificationsB832 .P94 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 106 p. ;
Number of Pages106
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1096885M
ISBN 100631193421, 063119343X
LC Control Number94021503

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