Modalities in medieval philosophy by Simo Knuutila

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Published by Routledge in London, New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Modality (Logic) -- History.,
  • Philosophy, Medieval.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-223) and indexes.

Book details

StatementSimo Knuutila.
SeriesTopics in medieval philosophy
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBC199.M6 K585 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 236 p. ;
Number of Pages236
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1704034M
ISBN 100415050529
LC Control Number92005203

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