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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English


  • Rawls, John 1921-,
  • Justice.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited with an introduction by Henry S. Richardson.
SeriesThe philosophy of Rawls ;, 3
ContributionsRichardson, Henry S.
LC ClassificationsJC578 .O66 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 312 p. ;
Number of Pages312
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL47897M
ISBN 10081532927X
LC Control Number99048610

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