Descartes" discourse on method by Leon Roth

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Published by Clarendon in Oxford .

Written in English

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  • Descartes, René, -- 1596-1650.

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Statementby Leon Roth
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LC ClassificationsB"1849"R68
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 142 p
Number of Pages142
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21133327M
LC Control Number38-7723

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