3 edition of short introduction to philosophy found in the catalog.
short introduction to philosophy
Robert G. Olson
Bibliography: p. 135-139.
|Statement||[by] Robert G. Olson.|
|LC Classifications||BD21 .O4|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 152 p.|
|Number of Pages||152|
|LC Control Number||67012693|
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