Mechanism and vitalism
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Mechanism and vitalism philosophical aspects of biology. by Rainer Schubert-Soldern

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Published by Burns & Oates in London .
Written in English


  • Biology -- Philosophy.

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Edition Notes

Translation of Philosophie des Lebendingen.

StatementEdited by Philip G. Fothergill. [Translation by C.E. Robin].
LC ClassificationsQH331 .S3583 1962a
The Physical Object
Pagination244 p.
Number of Pages244
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5875750M
LC Control Number63004791

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