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Woman and the history of philosophy by Nancy Tuana

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Published by Paragon House in New York, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Feminist theory.,
  • Philosophy.,
  • Woman (Philosophy)

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [137]-149) and index.

StatementNancy Tuana.
SeriesParagon issues in philosophy
LC ClassificationsHQ1190 .T83 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 158 p. :
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1539391M
ISBN 10155778194X
LC Control Number91017917

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