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Spin as a determinable. / Wolff, Johanna Elisabeth.

In: Topoi-An International Review Of Philosophy, Vol. 34, No. 2, 10.2015, p. 379-386.

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Wolff, JE 2015, 'Spin as a determinable', Topoi-An International Review Of Philosophy, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 379-386. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11245-015-9319-2

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Wolff, J. E. (2015). Spin as a determinable. Topoi-An International Review Of Philosophy, 34(2), 379-386. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11245-015-9319-2

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Wolff JE. Spin as a determinable. Topoi-An International Review Of Philosophy. 2015 Oct;34(2):379-386. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11245-015-9319-2

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Wolff, Johanna Elisabeth. / Spin as a determinable. In: Topoi-An International Review Of Philosophy. 2015 ; Vol. 34, No. 2. pp. 379-386.

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