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Thought not a function of the brain

a reply to the arguments for materialism advanced by Mr. W. Lawrence, in his lectures on physiology

by Royal College of Surgeons of England

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Published by C. and J. Rivington in London .
Written in

    Subjects:
  • Mind-Body Relations (Metaphysics)

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination80 p. ;
    Number of Pages80
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26268361M


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