Freedom Without Choice?

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SEEBASS, Gottfried, 2013. Freedom Without Choice?. In: KÜHLER, Michael, ed., Nadja JELINEK, ed.. Autonomy and the Self. Dordrecht:Springer Netherlands, pp. 3-22. ISBN 978-94-007-4788-3. Available under: doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-4789-0_1

@incollection{Seeba2013Freed-23533, title={Freedom Without Choice?}, year={2013}, doi={10.1007/978-94-007-4789-0_1}, isbn={978-94-007-4788-3}, address={Dordrecht}, publisher={Springer Netherlands}, booktitle={Autonomy and the Self}, pages={3--22}, editor={Kühler, Michael and Jelinek, Nadja}, author={Seebaß, Gottfried} }

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