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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Physics -- Philosophy.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

StatementNancy Cartwright.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQC6, QC6 C358
The Physical Object
Pagination221 p. :
Number of Pages221
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20500993M
ISBN 100198247001, 0198247044

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