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Database Help: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy


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  • What's New allows user to search the last three monthes in reverse chronological order.
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  • Find all entries with ‘Leibniz’: Leibniz
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  • Find all entries with both ‘Leibniz’ and ‘Hume’: +leibniz +hume
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