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Published by Van Nostrand in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English


  • Paradoxes.,
  • Logic, Symbolic and mathematical.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsQA93 .K4
The Physical Object
Pagination22 p.
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5777043M
LC Control Number59015867

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