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Mindreading, Mindshaping, and Evolution. / Mameli, Matteo.

In: BIOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY, Vol. 16, No. 5, 2001, p. 597 - 628.

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Mameli, M 2001, 'Mindreading, Mindshaping, and Evolution', BIOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 597 - 628. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1012203830990

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Mameli, M. (2001). Mindreading, Mindshaping, and Evolution. BIOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY, 16(5), 597 - 628. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1012203830990

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Mameli M. Mindreading, Mindshaping, and Evolution. BIOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY. 2001;16(5):597 - 628. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1012203830990

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Mameli, Matteo. / Mindreading, Mindshaping, and Evolution. In: BIOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY. 2001 ; Vol. 16, No. 5. pp. 597 - 628.

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