Goethe´s Contribution to Philosophy. The Morphology of Individuality.

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Goethe´s Contribution to Philosophy. The Morphology of Individuality. / Brock, Steen.

I: SATS - Northern European Journal of Philosophy, Bind 20, Nr. 1, 11.2019, s. 35-52.

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Brock, S 2019, 'Goethe´s Contribution to Philosophy. The Morphology of Individuality.', SATS - Northern European Journal of Philosophy, bind 20, nr. 1, s. 35-52. https://doi.org/10.1515/sats-2019-0004

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Brock, Steen. / Goethe´s Contribution to Philosophy. The Morphology of Individuality. I: SATS - Northern European Journal of Philosophy. 2019 ; Bind 20, Nr. 1. s. 35-52.

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