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Can there be a Finite Interpretation of the Kantian Sublime? / Golob, Alexander.

In: Kant Yearbook, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2020, p. 17-39.

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Golob, A 2020, 'Can there be a Finite Interpretation of the Kantian Sublime?', Kant Yearbook, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 17-39. https://doi.org/10.1515/kantyb-2019-0002

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Golob, A. (2020). Can there be a Finite Interpretation of the Kantian Sublime? Kant Yearbook, 11(1), 17-39. https://doi.org/10.1515/kantyb-2019-0002

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Golob A. Can there be a Finite Interpretation of the Kantian Sublime? Kant Yearbook. 2020;11(1):17-39. https://doi.org/10.1515/kantyb-2019-0002

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Golob, Alexander. / Can there be a Finite Interpretation of the Kantian Sublime?. In: Kant Yearbook. 2020 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 17-39.

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