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Human agency

language, duty, and value : philosophical essays in honor of J.O. Urmson


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Published by Stanford University Press in Stanford, Calif .
Written in English

  • Urmson, J. O.,
  • Knowledge, Theory of.,
  • Language and languages -- Philosophy.,
  • Ethics.,
  • Aesthetics.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Jonathan Dancy, J.M.E. Moravcsik, and C.C.W. Taylor.
    ContributionsUrmson, J. O., Dancy, Jonathan., Moravcsik, J. M. E., Taylor, C. C. W. 1936-
    LC ClassificationsB29 .H85 1988
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 308 p. ;
    Number of Pages308
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2036140M
    ISBN 100804714746
    LC Control Number88012306

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