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Delusions and responsibility for action : Insights from the Breivik case. / Bortolotti, Lisa; Broome, Matthew; Mameli, Matteo.

In: Neuroethics, Vol. 7, No. 3, 19.12.2013, p. 377-382.

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Bortolotti, L, Broome, M & Mameli, M 2013, 'Delusions and responsibility for action: Insights from the Breivik case', Neuroethics, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 377-382. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12152-013-9198-4

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Bortolotti, L., Broome, M., & Mameli, M. (2013). Delusions and responsibility for action: Insights from the Breivik case. Neuroethics, 7(3), 377-382. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12152-013-9198-4

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Bortolotti L, Broome M, Mameli M. Delusions and responsibility for action: Insights from the Breivik case. Neuroethics. 2013 Dec 19;7(3):377-382. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12152-013-9198-4

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Bortolotti, Lisa ; Broome, Matthew ; Mameli, Matteo. / Delusions and responsibility for action : Insights from the Breivik case. In: Neuroethics. 2013 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 377-382.

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