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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [Eng.], New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Life -- Addresses, essays, lectures.,
  • Ethics -- Addresses, essays, lectures.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementThomas Nagel.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBD431 .N32
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 213 p. ;
Number of Pages213
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4744279M
ISBN 100521223601, 0521294606
LC Control Number78058797

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