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Topics in the philosophy of biology

Topics in the philosophy of biology

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Published by D. Reidel Pub. Co. in Dordrecht, Holland, Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biology -- Philosophy,
  • Biology,
  • Philosophy, Medical

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    Statementedited by Marjorie Grene and Everett Mendelsohn.
    SeriesBoston studies in the philosophy of science ;, v. 27, Synthese library ; v. 84
    ContributionsGrene, Marjorie Glicksman, 1910-, Mendelsohn, Everett.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ174 .B67 vol. 27, QH331 .B67 vol. 27
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 454 p. :
    Number of Pages454
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5192114M
    ISBN 10902770595X, 9027705968
    LC Control Number75012875


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