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Published by Russell & Russell in New York .
Written in English


  • Plato -- Aesthetics.,
  • Aesthetics, Ancient.,
  • Art -- Philosophy.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Rupert C. Lodge.
SeriesInternational library of psychology, philosophy, and scientific method.
LC ClassificationsB398.A4 L6 1975
The Physical Object
Pagination316 p. ;
Number of Pages316
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5436379M
ISBN 100846217376
LC Control Number73084756

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