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A Philosophy of the Essay : Scepticism, Experience, and Style. / Plunkett, Erin.

1st ed. Great Britain : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. 192 p.

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Plunkett E. A Philosophy of the Essay: Scepticism, Experience, and Style. 1st ed. Great Britain: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. 192 p.

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Plunkett, Erin. / A Philosophy of the Essay : Scepticism, Experience, and Style. 1st ed. Great Britain : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. 192 p.

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