Philosophy of history and action papers presented at the First Jerusalem Philosophical Encounter, December 1974 by Jerusalem Philosophical Encounter 1st 1974.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Statementedited by Yirmiahu Yovel.
SeriesPhilosophical studies series in philosophy ; v. 11
ContributionsYovel, Yirmiahu.
LC ClassificationsD16.8 .J43 1974
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 244 p. ;
Number of Pages244
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Open LibraryOL4727036M
ISBN 109027708908
LC Control Number78014886

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