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Causal explanation an interpretation of its function and structure. by Richard Alan Horak

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Published in [Toronto] .
Written in English


  • Rationalism,
  • Causation,
  • Science -- Philosophy

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ContributionsToronto, University.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 221 leaves.
Number of Pages221
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18688074M

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