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William Ockham"s theory of the foundations of ethics

Taina M. Holopainen

William Ockham"s theory of the foundations of ethics

by Taina M. Holopainen

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Published by [Luther-Agricola-Society] in Helsinki .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • William, of Ockham, ca. 1285-ca. 1349 -- Ethics.,
  • Christian ethics -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [153]-159).

    StatementTaina M. Holopainen.
    SeriesPublications of Luther-Agricola-Society., 20
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsMLCS 98/10307 (B)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination159 p. ;
    Number of Pages159
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL421020M
    ISBN 109519047271
    LC Control Number98125586

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