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private-language problem a philosophical dialogue, by John Turk Saunders and Donald F. Henze. by John Turk Saunders

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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English


  • Cognition,
  • Language and languages -- Philosophy

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Bibliography: p. [193]-205.

SeriesStudies in philosophy, SPH14
ContributionsHenze, Donald F.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 210 p. ;
Number of Pages210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19830756M

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