Some philosophical aspects of abstract model theory
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Published by Institutionen för filosofi, Göteborgs universitet in Gothenburg .
Written in English


  • Model theory.,
  • Logic, Symbolic and mathematical.

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Edition Notes

StatementDag Westerståhl.
SeriesPhilosophical communications., 2
LC ClassificationsQA9.7 .W47
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 109 leaves ;
Number of Pages109
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4659996M
LC Control Number77550118

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