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Postmodernism rightly understood the return to realism in American thought by Peter Augustine Lawler

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Published by Rowman & Littlefield in Lanham, Md .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States,
  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Postmodernism -- United States.,
  • Philosophy, American -- 20th century.,
  • United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementPeter Augustine Lawler.
SeriesAmerican intellectual culture
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB944.P67 L38 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 195 p. ;
Number of Pages195
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL32250M
ISBN 100847694259, 0847694267
LC Control Number99013633

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