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normative theory of individual choice by Robert Nozick

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Published by Garland in New York .
Written in English


  • Choice (Psychology)

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Edition Notes

StatementRobert Nozick.
SeriesHarvard dissertations in philosophy
LC ClassificationsBF611 .N69 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination343 p. ;
Number of Pages343
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2220621M
ISBN 100824032071
LC Control Number89049386

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