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Published by Harper Perennial in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Philosophy,
  • Decision making,
  • Decision making in literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Other titlesWhy our decisions do not matter
Statementedited by Simon Van Booy
SeriesHarper Perennial modern thought
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBF448 .W49 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 193 p. :
Number of Pages193
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24840172M
ISBN 100061845558
ISBN 109780061845550
LC Control Number2011280472
OCLC/WorldCa489637668

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