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Metaphysics and natural philosophy the problem of substance in classical physics /P.M. Harman.. -- by P.M. (Peter Michael) Harman

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Published by Harvester Press, Barnes & Noble Books, 1982. in Brighton, Sussex, Totowa, N.J .
Written in English


  • Physics -- Philosophy,
  • Metaphysics

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Edition Notes

Includes index. Bibliography: p. [155]-163.

The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 168 p. ;
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19120908M

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