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Uncertain chances

Maurice S. Lee

Uncertain chances

science, skepticism, and belief in nineteenth-century American literature

by Maurice S. Lee

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Belief and doubt in literature,
  • History and criticism,
  • Probability in literature,
  • Chance in literature,
  • Intellectual life,
  • Pragmatism in literature,
  • American literature,
  • Christianity and literature,
  • Literature and science,
  • Skepticism in literature,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementMaurice S. Lee
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS217.C46 L44 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25053533M
    ISBN 109780199797578
    LC Control Number2011002599

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