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Published by Routledge & Kegan Paul in London .
Written in English


  • Kant, Immanuel, -- 1724-1804.,
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, -- 1844-1900.,
  • Positivism.,
  • Pragmatism.,
  • Fictions, Theory of.

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Statementby H. Vaihinger. Translated by C.K. Ogden.
SeriesInternational library of psychology, philosophy and scientific method, International library of psychology, philosophy, and scientific method
ContributionsOgden, C. K. 1889-1957.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiviii, 370 p.
Number of Pages370
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17771251M

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