Quine"s criterion of ontological commitment
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Published by Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Simla .
Written in English


  • Quine, W. V.,
  • Logic.,
  • Ontology.

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] A. P. Rao.
SeriesOccasional papers,, 1
LC ClassificationsB945.Q54 P35
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p.
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5401019M
LC Control Number72904720

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