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On the Philosophy of Law (Wadsworth Philosophical Topic)

by David Reidy

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  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Wadsworth Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy,
  • Philosophy Of Law,
  • Legal Reference / Law Profession,
  • Textbooks,
  • General,
  • Jurisprudence,
  • Law,
  • Logic

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7650732M
    ISBN 100495004219
    ISBN 109780495004219

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