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Political order philosophical anthropology, modernity, and the challenge of ideology by David J. Levy

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Published by Louisiana State University Press in Baton Rouge .
Written in English


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  • Philosophical anthropology.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDavid J. Levy.
LC ClassificationsJC329.5 .L48 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 204 p. ;
Number of Pages204
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2384676M
ISBN 100807113891
LC Control Number87013546

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