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Published by Wadsworth in Belmont, Calif .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Human rights -- Philosophy.,
  • Civil rights -- Philosophy.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 290-293.

Statement[edited by] Morton E. Winston.
ContributionsWinston, Morton Emanuel.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJC571 .P477 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 293 p. ;
Number of Pages293
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2050233M
ISBN 100534100201
LC Control Number88027809

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