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elements of formal logic

G E. Hughes

elements of formal logic

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Published by Methuen in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Logic.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p.386-388.

    StatementG.E. Hughes (and) D.G. Londey.
    ContributionsLondey, D G.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination398 p. ;
    Number of Pages398
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19751448M


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