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Published by Princeton university press; [etc., etc.] in Princeton .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Free will and determinism

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Jesse Herrmann.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBJ1461 .H4
The Physical Object
Pagination3 p. l., 58 p.
Number of Pages58
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23377138M
LC Control Number15013725

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