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Depressive delusions. / Bortolotti, Lisa; Antrobus, Magdalena.

In: Filosofia Unisinos, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2016.

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Bortolotti, L & Antrobus, M 2016, 'Depressive delusions', Filosofia Unisinos, vol. 17, no. 2.

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Bortolotti, L., & Antrobus, M. (2016). Depressive delusions. Filosofia Unisinos, 17(2).

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Bortolotti, Lisa ; Antrobus, Magdalena. / Depressive delusions. In: Filosofia Unisinos. 2016 ; Vol. 17, No. 2.

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