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Literature and rationality

ideas of agency in theory and fiction

by Paisley Livingston

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [England], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literature -- Philosophy.,
  • Knowledge, Theory of.,
  • Literature and science.,
  • Science -- Philosophy.,
  • Reason.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-250) and index.

    StatementPaisley Livingston.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN49 .L545 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 256 p. ;
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1864284M
    ISBN 100521405408
    LC Control Number90022179


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