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Ancient Jewish philosophy

Israel Efros

Ancient Jewish philosophy

a study in metaphysics and ethics

by Israel Efros

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Published by Wayne State University Press in Detroit, MI .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy, Jewish.,
  • Judaism -- History of doctrines.,
  • Ethics, Jewish -- History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementIsrael I. Efros
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB"156"E3
    The Physical Object
    Pagination199 p
    Number of Pages199
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21143739M
    LC Control Number64-11361


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