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The Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Robert Bishop

The Philosophy of the Social Sciences

An Introduction

by Robert Bishop

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  • 33 Currently reading

Published by Continuum International Publishing Group .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social & political philosophy,
  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • General,
  • Philosophy & Social Aspects,
  • Philosophy,
  • Social sciences

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages403
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8169495M
    ISBN 100826489524
    ISBN 109780826489524

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