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The rationalists by John Cottingham

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English


  • Descartes, René, 1596--1650,
  • Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677,
  • Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716

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Edition Notes

StatementJohn Cottingham.
SeriesA History of Western philosophy ;, 4
LC ClassificationsB1875 .C635 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 234 p. ;
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2141892M
ISBN 100192891901, 0192192094
LC Control Number88211521

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