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An introduction to the philosophy of science

Lisa Bortolotti

An introduction to the philosophy of science

by Lisa Bortolotti

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Published by Polity in Cambridge, Malden, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- Philosophy

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-196) and index.

    StatementLisa Bortolotti.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ175 .B726 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 199 p. ;
    Number of Pages199
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23866443M
    ISBN 100745635385, 0745635393
    ISBN 109780745635385, 9780745635392
    LC Control Number2009417446

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