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Understanding moral philosophy

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Published by Dickenson Pub. Co. in Encino, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethics.,
  • Social ethics.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementedited by James Rachels.
    SeriesThe Dickenson series in philosophy
    ContributionsRachels, James, 1941-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBJ1012 .U5
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 417 p. ;
    Number of Pages417
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4877050M
    ISBN 100822101726
    LC Control Number76004361
    OCLC/WorldCa2387078

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