Aristotle and Double Effect

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Aristotle and Double Effect. / Di Nucci, Ezio.

In: Journal of Ancient Philosophy, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2014, p. 20-48.

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Di Nucci, E 2014, 'Aristotle and Double Effect', Journal of Ancient Philosophy, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 20-48. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1981-9471.v8i1p20-48

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Di Nucci, E. (2014). Aristotle and Double Effect. Journal of Ancient Philosophy, 8(1), 20-48. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1981-9471.v8i1p20-48

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Di Nucci E. Aristotle and Double Effect. Journal of Ancient Philosophy. 2014;8(1):20-48. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1981-9471.v8i1p20-48

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Di Nucci, Ezio. / Aristotle and Double Effect. In: Journal of Ancient Philosophy. 2014 ; Vol. 8, No. 1. pp. 20-48.

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