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The philosophical understanding of human beings

World Congress of Philosophy (18th 1988 Brighton, England)

The philosophical understanding of human beings

towards the XVIIIth World Congress of Philosophy, Brighton, United Kingdom, August 21-27, 1988

by World Congress of Philosophy (18th 1988 Brighton, England)

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Published by Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law, Academy of Sciences of the Lithuanian S.S.R., Lithuanian Section of the Philosophical Society of the U.S.S.R. in Vilnius .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophical anthropology -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesŽmogaus sampratos filosofiniai aspektai., Filosofskie aspekty ponimanii͡a︡ cheloveka.
    Statementedited by V. Lazutka ; translated by A. Degutis.
    ContributionsLazutka, V., Filosofijos, sociologijos ir teisės institutas (Lietuvos TSR Mokslų akademija), Filosofskoe obshchestvo SSSR. Litovskoe otdelenie.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBD450 .W67 1988a
    The Physical Object
    Pagination150 p. ;
    Number of Pages150
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2269835M
    LC Control Number89157363

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