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story of philosophy the lives and opinions of the great philosophers of the western world. by William James Durant

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Published by Simon and Schuster in New York] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Philosophy,
  • Philosophers

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 403-404.

SeriesA Clarion book, CL004
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 412 p. ;
Number of Pages412
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16490327M

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