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Motivation and explanation an essay on Freud"s philosophy of science by Nigel Mackay

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Published by International University Press in Madison, Conn .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939,
  • Psychoanalysis -- Philosophy,
  • Motivation (Psychology),
  • Motivation,
  • Psychoanalytic Theory

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementNigel Mackay.
SeriesPsychological issues ;, monograph 56
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBF175 .M2625 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 254 p. ;
Number of Pages254
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2525537M
ISBN 100823634744
LC Control Number88000645

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