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relation of the right to the good in recent ethical theory. by W. B. Mahan

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  • Right and wrong.,
  • Good and evil.

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LC ClassificationsBJ1411 .M4
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Pagination168 l. ;
Number of Pages168
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Open LibraryOL5713802M
LC Control Number70266354

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