Scientific Essentialism

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Scientific Essentialism
Author : Brian Ellis
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Language : English
Release Date : 09 April 2001
ISBN : 0521800943
Pages : 340 pages

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Examines the laws of nature.

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