The Bearable Lightness of Being

@article{Hale2010TheBL,
  title={The Bearable Lightness of Being},
  author={B. Hale},
  journal={Axiomathes},
  year={2010},
  volume={20},
  pages={399-422}
}
  • B. Hale
  • Published 2010
  • Mathematics
  • Axiomathes
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