Metaphysics, reference, and language by James W. Cornman

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Statementby James W. Cornman.
LC ClassificationsB808.5 .C6
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Paginationxxi, 288 p.
Number of Pages288
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Open LibraryOL5990663M
LC Control Number66021512

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