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An introduction to social philosophy

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Published by MacMillan and Co. in New York .
Written in English


  • Sociology.

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Based on a series of lectures, delivered, in accordance with the conditions of the Shaw fellowship, at the University of Edinburgh, in January, 1889. cf. Pref.

Statementby John S. Mackenzie
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 390 p. ;
Number of Pages390
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24183548M

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