Resisting Scientific Realism

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Resisting Scientific Realism. / Wray, K. Brad.

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018.

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Wray, KB 2018, Resisting Scientific Realism. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

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Wray, K. B. (2018). Resisting Scientific Realism. Cambridge University Press.

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Wray KB 2018. Resisting Scientific Realism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Wray, K. Brad Resisting Scientific Realism Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2018.

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Wray KB. Resisting Scientific Realism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

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Wray, K. Brad. / Resisting Scientific Realism. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Bibtex

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