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The revival of panpsychism and its relevance for the science-religion dialogue

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The revival of panpsychism and its relevance for the science-religion dialogue. / Leidenhag, Joanna.

In: Theology and Science, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2019, p. 90-106.

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Leidenhag, J 2019, 'The revival of panpsychism and its relevance for the science-religion dialogue', Theology and Science, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 90-106. https://doi.org/10.1080/14746700.2018.1525228

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Leidenhag, J. (2019). The revival of panpsychism and its relevance for the science-religion dialogue. Theology and Science, 17(1), 90-106. https://doi.org/10.1080/14746700.2018.1525228

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Leidenhag J. The revival of panpsychism and its relevance for the science-religion dialogue. Theology and Science. 2019;17(1):90-106. https://doi.org/10.1080/14746700.2018.1525228

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Leidenhag, Joanna. / The revival of panpsychism and its relevance for the science-religion dialogue. In: Theology and Science. 2019 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 90-106.

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