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Introduction to the philosophy of nature by Florence M. Hetzler

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Published by P. Lang in New York .
Written in English


  • Aristotle.,
  • Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274.,
  • Philosophy of nature -- Early works to 1800.,
  • Physics -- Philosophy -- Early works to 1800.,
  • Science, Ancient.

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Edition Notes

StatementFlorence M. Hetzler.
SeriesAmerican university studies., v. 95
ContributionsThomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274.
LC ClassificationsQ151 .H47 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 416 p. ;
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1863454M
ISBN 100820412783
LC Control Number90021247

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