David Hume: his theory of knowledge and morality
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Published by Archon Books in Hamden, Conn .
Written in English


  • Hume, David, 1711-1776,
  • Knowledge, Theory of,
  • Ethics

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Bibliography: p. [20]

Statementby D. G. C. MacNabb.
LC ClassificationsB1499.K7 M27 1966a
The Physical Object
Pagination208 p.
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5536225M
LC Control Number67012980

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