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idea of the obscene by Joel Feinberg

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Published by University of Kansas in [Lawrence] .
Written in English


  • Obscenity (Law) -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Joel Feinberg.
SeriesLindley lecture -- 1979
The Physical Object
Pagination37 p. ;
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19582414M

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