The weight of Wittgenstein's standard metre

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MÜLLER, Thomas, 2022. The weight of Wittgenstein's standard metre. In: Philosophical Investigations. Wiley. ISSN 0190-0536. eISSN 1467-9205. Available under: doi: 10.1111/phin.12371

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