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Meaning and argument

Meaning and argument

an introduction to logic through language

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Published by Wiley-Blackwell in Hoboken, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Language and logic,
  • PHILOSOPHY / Logic,
  • Logic

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementErnest Lepore
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBC108 .L44 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25331299M
    ISBN 109781118390191
    LC Control Number2012019765


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