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Education in reality : Helmuth Plessner’s contribution to the intellectual foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany

Education in reality : Helmuth Plessner’s contribution to the intellectual foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany

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DIETZE, Carola, 2022. Education in reality : Helmuth Plessner’s contribution to the intellectual foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany. In: Thaumàzein. QuiEdit. 9(2), pp. 14-50. ISSN 2284-2918. Available under: doi: 10.13136/thau.v9i2.140

@article{Dietze2022Educa-57269, title={Education in reality : Helmuth Plessner’s contribution to the intellectual foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany}, year={2022}, doi={10.13136/thau.v9i2.140}, number={2}, volume={9}, issn={2284-2918}, journal={Thaumàzein}, pages={14--50}, author={Dietze, Carola} }

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