Proximity: A Levinasian Approach to Justice for Animals

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Proximity: A Levinasian Approach to Justice for Animals. / Andersen, Søren Stig.

In: Global Journal of Animal Law, Vol. 1/2015, 2015, p. 1-16.

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Andersen, SS 2015, 'Proximity: A Levinasian Approach to Justice for Animals', Global Journal of Animal Law, vol. 1/2015, pp. 1-16.

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Andersen, S. S. (2015). Proximity: A Levinasian Approach to Justice for Animals. Global Journal of Animal Law, 1/2015, 1-16.

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Andersen SS. Proximity: A Levinasian Approach to Justice for Animals. Global Journal of Animal Law. 2015;1/2015:1-16.

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Andersen, Søren Stig. / Proximity: A Levinasian Approach to Justice for Animals. In: Global Journal of Animal Law. 2015 ; Vol. 1/2015. pp. 1-16.

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