Aristotle's megarian manoeuvres

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In: Mind, Vol. 120, No. 480, 01.10.2011, p. 993-1034.

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Fine, K. / Aristotle's megarian manoeuvres. In: Mind. 2011 ; Vol. 120, No. 480. pp. 993-1034.

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