- Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Reissue edition (July 30, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521038111
- ISBN-13: 978-0521038119
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,575,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mind and Supermind (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy) Reissue Edition
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