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The ethics of practical reasoning: exploring the terrain

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The ethics of practical reasoning : exploring the terrain. / Hardy, Mark; Evans, Tony.

In: European Journal of Social Work, Vol. 20, No. 6, 11.2017, p. 947-957.

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Hardy, M & Evans, T 2017, 'The ethics of practical reasoning: exploring the terrain', European Journal of Social Work, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 947-957.

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Hardy, M., & Evans, T. (2017). The ethics of practical reasoning: exploring the terrain. European Journal of Social Work, 20(6), 947-957.

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Hardy M, Evans T. The ethics of practical reasoning: exploring the terrain. European Journal of Social Work. 2017 Nov;20(6):947-957.

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Hardy, Mark ; Evans, Tony. / The ethics of practical reasoning : exploring the terrain. In: European Journal of Social Work. 2017 ; Vol. 20, No. 6. pp. 947-957.

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