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Published by Encyclopaedia Britannica in Chicago .
Written in English


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Bibliography: p. 305-319.

Statementby Mortimer J. Adler and Seymour Cain. Pref. by William Ernest Hocking.
SeriesThe Great ideas program,, 8
ContributionsCain, Seymour, 1914- joint author.
LC ClassificationsAC1 .G74 1959 vol. 8, BJ1012 .G74 1959 vol. 8
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 319 p.
Number of Pages319
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5874817M
LC Control Number63003364

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