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The spectrum of metametaphysics : mapping the state of art in scientific metaphysics

  title={The spectrum of metametaphysics : mapping the state of art in scientific metaphysics},
  author={Jonas R. Becker and Arenhart},
1 Order of authorship is alphabetical; authors contributed equally to this work. A ordem de autoria é alfabética; os autores contribuíram igualmente para este trabalho. Orden de los autores es alfabética; autores contribuyeron igualmente a este trabajo. 2 Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, SC, Brasil; Universidade Federal do Maranhão (UFMA), São Luís, MA, Brasil. 3 Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, SC, Brasil. Jonas R. Becker Arenhart2… 

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