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Normativity and naturalism as if nature mattered. / Sayer, Andrew.

In: Journal of Critical Realism, Vol. 18, 09.05.2019.

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Sayer, A 2019, 'Normativity and naturalism as if nature mattered', Journal of Critical Realism, vol. 18.

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Sayer, A. (2019). Normativity and naturalism as if nature mattered. Journal of Critical Realism, 18.

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Sayer A. Normativity and naturalism as if nature mattered. Journal of Critical Realism. 2019 May 9;18.

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Sayer, Andrew. / Normativity and naturalism as if nature mattered. In: Journal of Critical Realism. 2019 ; Vol. 18.

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