Animals as disgust elicitors

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Animals as disgust elicitors. / Kasperbauer, Tyler Joshua.

I: Biology and Philosophy, Bind 30, Nr. 2, 2015, s. 167-185.

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Kasperbauer, TJ 2015, 'Animals as disgust elicitors' Biology and Philosophy, bind 30, nr. 2, s. 167-185. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10539-015-9478-y

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Kasperbauer, T. J. (2015). Animals as disgust elicitors. Biology and Philosophy, 30(2), 167-185. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10539-015-9478-y

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Kasperbauer TJ. Animals as disgust elicitors. Biology and Philosophy. 2015;30(2):167-185. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10539-015-9478-y

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Kasperbauer, Tyler Joshua. / Animals as disgust elicitors. I: Biology and Philosophy. 2015 ; Bind 30, Nr. 2. s. 167-185.

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