Empathic Static : Empathy and Conflict, with Simon Baron-Cohen and Virginie Despentes. / Phillips, Matt.

Parasites: Exploitation and Interference in French Thought and Culture. ed. / Matt Phillips; Tomas Weber. Oxford : Peter Lang, 2018. p. 229-251 (Modern French Identities).

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Empathic Static : Empathy and Conflict, with Simon Baron-Cohen and Virginie Despentes. / Phillips, Matt.

Parasites: Exploitation and Interference in French Thought and Culture. ed. / Matt Phillips; Tomas Weber. Oxford : Peter Lang, 2018. p. 229-251 (Modern French Identities).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Harvard

Phillips, M 2018, Empathic Static: Empathy and Conflict, with Simon Baron-Cohen and Virginie Despentes. in M Phillips & T Weber (eds), Parasites: Exploitation and Interference in French Thought and Culture. Modern French Identities, Peter Lang, Oxford, pp. 229-251. <https://www.peterlang.com/view/9781787078673/chapter11.xhtml>

APA

Phillips, M. (2018). Empathic Static: Empathy and Conflict, with Simon Baron-Cohen and Virginie Despentes. In M. Phillips, & T. Weber (Eds.), Parasites: Exploitation and Interference in French Thought and Culture (pp. 229-251). (Modern French Identities). Peter Lang. https://www.peterlang.com/view/9781787078673/chapter11.xhtml

Vancouver

Phillips M. Empathic Static: Empathy and Conflict, with Simon Baron-Cohen and Virginie Despentes. In Phillips M, Weber T, editors, Parasites: Exploitation and Interference in French Thought and Culture. Oxford: Peter Lang. 2018. p. 229-251. (Modern French Identities).

Author

Phillips, Matt. / Empathic Static : Empathy and Conflict, with Simon Baron-Cohen and Virginie Despentes. Parasites: Exploitation and Interference in French Thought and Culture. editor / Matt Phillips ; Tomas Weber. Oxford : Peter Lang, 2018. pp. 229-251 (Modern French Identities).

BibTeX

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