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Philosophy of biology

Elliott Sober

Philosophy of biology

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementElliott Sober.
SeriesDimensions of philosophy series
The Physical Object
Pagination(256)p. ;
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16253644M
ISBN 100198751362


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