BACK TO THE QUESTION OF ONTOLOGY (AND METAPHYSICS)

@article{Arenhart2021BACKTT,
  title={BACK TO THE QUESTION OF ONTOLOGY (AND METAPHYSICS)},
  author={Jonas Rafael Becker Arenhart and Raoni Wohnrath Arroyo},
  journal={Manuscrito},
  year={2021},
  volume={44},
  pages={1-51}
}

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