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Harmless naturalism

the limits of science and the nature of philosophy

by Robert F. Almeder

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Published by Open Court in Chicago .
Written in English

  • Knowledge, Theory of,
  • Naturalism,
  • Scientism,
  • Science -- Philosophy

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-228) and index.

    StatementRobert Almeder.
    LC ClassificationsBD161 .A47 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 235 p. ;
    Number of Pages235
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL703913M
    ISBN 100812693795, 0812693809
    LC Control Number97053307

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