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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mathematics,
  • MATHEMATICS,
  • Mathématiques,
  • Set Theory,
  • Philosophy,
  • Philosophie

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementShaughan Lavine
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQA8.4 .L38 1998eb
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] /
Pagination1 online resource (ix, 372 p.)
Number of Pages372
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27093422M
ISBN 100674039998
ISBN 109780674039995
OCLC/WorldCa432695222

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