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Written in English


  • William, of Ockham, ca. 1285-ca. 1349.,
  • Philosophy, Medieval.

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LC ClassificationsB765.O34 T48
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 77 l.
Number of Pages77
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5081165M
LC Control Number74152159

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