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The meaning of science

Tim Lewens

The meaning of science

an introduction to the philosophy of science

by Tim Lewens

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  • 37 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science,
  • Philosophy

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTim Lewens
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ175 .L477 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 254 pages
    Number of Pages254
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27200982M
    ISBN 100465097480
    ISBN 109780465097487
    LC Control Number2015039234
    OCLC/WorldCa923728000

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