The Nature of Consciousness

Piero Scaruffi

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These are excerpts and elaborations from my book "The Nature of Consciousness"

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Abraham, Ralph: ON MORPHODYNAMICS (Aerial Press, 1985)

Atkins, Peter-Williams: THE SECOND LAW (WH Freeman, 1984)

Bateson, Gregory: MIND AND NATURE (Dutton, 1979)

Brooks, Daniel & WileyE.O.: EVOLUTION AS ENTROPY (Univ of Chicago Press, 1986)

Carvalo, Marc: NATURE, COGNITION AND SYSTEM (Kluwer Academic, 1988)

Davies, Paul: THE FIFTH MIRACLE (Simon& Schuster, 1998)

Driesch, Hans: SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY OF THE ORGANISM (Black, 1908)

Dyson, Freeman: INFINITE IN ALL DIRECTIONS (Harper & Row, 1988)

Elsasser, Walter: THE CHIEF ABSTRACTIONS OF BIOLOGY (1975)

FoxRonald: ENERGY AND THE EVOLUTION OF LIFE (Freeman, 1988)

Ganti ,Tibor: THE PRINCIPLE OF LIFE (Omikk, 1971)

Goodwin, Brian: HOW THE LEOPARD CHANGED ITS SPOTS (Charles Scribner, 1994)

Hutchinson, Evelyn: THE ECOLOGICAL THEATER AND THE EVOLUTIONARY PLAY (1965)

Islam, Jamal: THE ULTIMATE FATE OF THE UNIVERSE (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1983)

Jansch, Erich: THE SELF-ORGANIZING UNIVERSE (Pergamon, 1980)

Kauffman, Stuart: THE ORIGINS OF ORDER (Oxford University Press, 1993)

Kestin, Joseph: A COURSE IN THERMODYNAMICS (Blaisdell, 1966)

Kuppers, Bernd-Olaf: INFORMATION AND THE ORIGIN OF LIFE (MIT Press, 1990)

Langton, Christopher: ARTIFICIAL LIFE (Addison-Wesley, 1989)

Layzer, David: COSMOGENESIS (Oxford University Press, 1990)

Lotka, Alfred: ELEMENTS OF MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (Dover, 1925)

Margalef, Ramon: PERSPECTIVES IN ECOLOGICAL THEORY (Univ of Chicago Press, 1968)

Maynard-Smith, John: EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS (Oxford University Press, 1989)

Mikulecky, Donald: APPLICATIONS OF NETWORK THERMODYNAMICS PROBLEMS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (New York University Press, 1993)

Morowitz, Harold: ENERGY FLOW IN BIOLOGY (Academic Press, 1968)

Morowitz, Harold: FOUNDATIONS OF BIOENERGETICS (Academic Press, 1978)

Morowitz, Harold: ENTROPY AND THE MAGIC FLUTE (Oxford University Press, 1993)

Murray, James Dickson: MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (Springer-Verlag, 1993)

Nowak, Martin: EVOLUTIONARY DYNAMICS (2006)

Odum, Eugene: FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY (1953)

Oyama, Susan: ONTOGENY OF INFORMATION (Cambridge University Press, 1985)

Plotkin, Henry: DARWIN MACHINES AND THE NATURE OF KNOWLEDGE (Harvard University Press, 1994)

Plotkin, Henry: EVOLUTION IN MIND (Allen Lane, 1997)

Prigogine, Ilya: FROM BEING TO BECOMING (W.H. Freeman, 1980)

Schneider, Eric & Sagan, Dorion: INTO THE COOL (Univ of Chicago Press, 2005)

Schroedinger††Erwin: WHAT IS LIFE (Cambridge Univ Press, 1944)

Sheldrake, Rupert: A NEW SCIENCE OF LIFE (J.P. Tarcher, 1981)

Sheldrake, Rupert: THE PRESENCE OF THE PAST (Times Books, 1988)

Speman, Hans: EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT AND INDUCTION (Yale Univ Press, 1938)

Thom, Rene: STRUCTURAL STABILITY AND MORPHOGENESIS (1968)

Thompson, D'Arcy: ON GROWTH AND FORM (Cambridge University Press, 1917)

Tipler, Frank: THE PHYSICS OF IMMORTALITY (Doubleday, 1995)

Ulanowicz Robert: GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (Springer-Verlag, 1986)

Weber, Bruce, Depew David & Smith James: ENTROPY, INFORMATION AND EVOLUTION (MIT Press, 1988)

Weismann, August: THE GERM-PLASM (Scribner's, 1893)

Weiss Paul: PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPMENT (Holt, 1939)

Weizsacker, Carl-Friedrich von: DIE EINHEIT DER NATUR (1971)

Woltereck, Richard: GRUNDZ‹GE EINER ALLGEMEINEN BIOLOGIE (1932)

Wicken, Jeffrey: EVOLUTION, INFORMATION AND THERMODYNAMICS (Oxford Univ Press, 1987)

Woese, Carl: THE GENETIC CODE (Harper & Row, 1967)