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Published by LSE/Routledge in London, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951.,
  • Human rights.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [142]-167) and index.

StatementRobin Holt.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJC571 .H615 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination172 p. ;
Number of Pages172
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1000606M
ISBN 100415154383
LC Control Number96039528

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