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Political Philosophy (Fundamentals of Philosophy)

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Published by McGill-Queen"s University Press .
Written in English


  • Political Science,
  • Philosophy,
  • Political,
  • History & Theory - General

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages368
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8079108M
ISBN 100773522379
ISBN 109780773522374

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