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Human freedom after Darwin a critical rationalist view by John W. N. Watkins

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Published by Open Court in Chicago, Ill .
Written in English


  • Free will and determinism.,
  • Naturalism.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-334) and index.

StatementJohn Watkins.
LC ClassificationsBJ1461 .W38 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 348 p. :
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL46459M
ISBN 100812694066, 0812694074
LC Control Number99045355

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