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Twentieth-century French philosophy key themes and thinkers by Alan D. Schrift

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Published by Blackwell Pub. in Oxford, UK, Malden, MA .
Written in English


  • Philosophy, French -- 20th century

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementAlan D. Schrift.
LC ClassificationsB2421 .S365 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3393714M
ISBN 101405132175, 1405132183
ISBN 109781405132176, 9781405132183
LC Control Number2005004141

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