Statistique et bonheur des hommes

@article{Bru1988StatistiqueEB,
  title={Statistique et bonheur des hommes},
  author={Bernard Bru},
  journal={Revue de synth{\`e}se},
  year={1988},
  volume={109},
  pages={69-95}
}
  • B. Bru
  • Published 1988
  • Philosophy
  • Revue de synthèse
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