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Critical Realism and the Ontological Turn. A Rejoinder to Lewis

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Critical Realism and the Ontological Turn. A Rejoinder to Lewis. / Steele, Gerald.

In: Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society, Vol. 23, No. 1-2, 2011, p. 231-235.

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Steele, G 2011, 'Critical Realism and the Ontological Turn. A Rejoinder to Lewis', Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society, vol. 23, no. 1-2, pp. 231-235. https://doi.org/10.1080/08913811.2011.574494

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Steele, G. (2011). Critical Realism and the Ontological Turn. A Rejoinder to Lewis. Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society, 23(1-2), 231-235. https://doi.org/10.1080/08913811.2011.574494

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Steele G. Critical Realism and the Ontological Turn. A Rejoinder to Lewis. Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society. 2011;23(1-2):231-235. https://doi.org/10.1080/08913811.2011.574494

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Steele, Gerald. / Critical Realism and the Ontological Turn. A Rejoinder to Lewis. In: Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society. 2011 ; Vol. 23, No. 1-2. pp. 231-235.

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