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A philosophy of evil

Svendsen, Lars Fr. H.

A philosophy of evil

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Published by Dalkey Archive Press in Champaign, IL .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-306).

StatementLars Svendsen ; translated by Kerri A. Pierce
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBJ1405.N67 S8413 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination306 p. ;
Number of Pages306
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24449057M
ISBN 109781564785718
LC Control Number2009050785
OCLC/WorldCa464580490


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