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Social contract theories political obligation or anarchy? by Vicente Medina

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Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers in Savage, Md .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-174) and index.

StatementVicente Medina.
SeriesStudies in social & political philosophy
LC ClassificationsJC336 .M39 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 179 p. ;
Number of Pages179
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2219792M
ISBN 100847676242
LC Control Number89048478

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