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Existentialist philosophy an introduction by L. Nathan Oaklander

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Published by Prentice Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English


  • Existentialism.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 424-426) and index.

Statementedited with text by L. Nathan Oaklander.
LC ClassificationsB819 .O25 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 437 p. :
Number of Pages437
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1542196M
ISBN 100132972190
LC Control Number91021015

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