The Nature of Consciousness

Piero Scaruffi

(Copyright © 2013 Piero Scaruffi | Legal restrictions )
Inquire about purchasing the book | Table of Contents | Annotated Bibliography | Class on Nature of Mind

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

Further Reading (Click here for reviews of these books)

Barrett, Louise: BEYOND THE BRAIN - HOW BODY AND ENVIRONMENT SHAPE ANIMAL AND HUMAN MINDS (Princeton University Press, 2011)

Barwise, John & Perry, John: SITUATIONS AND ATTITUDES (MIT Press, 1983)

Bogdan, Radu: GROUNDS FOR COGNITION (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1994)

Breitenberg, Valentino: VEHICLES (MIT Press, 1984)

Brooks, Rodney & Steels, Luc: THE ARTIFICIAL LIFE ROUTE TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1995)

Carlson Richard: EXPERIENCED COGNITION (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1997)

Clancey, William: SITUATED COGNITION (Cambridge Univ Press, 1997)

Clark, Andy: BEING THERE (MIT Press, 1997)

Dawkins, Richard: THE EXTENDED PHENOTYPE (OUP, 1982)

Dennett, Daniel: THE INTENTIONAL STANCE (MIT Press, 1987)

Dretske, Fred: KNOWLEDGE AND THE FLOW OF INFORMATION (MIT Press, 1981)

Dretske, Fred: EXPLAINING BEHAVIOR (MIT Press, 1988)

Gallistel, C.R.: THE ORGANIZATION OF ACTION (Erlbaum, 1980)

Gibson, James Jerome: THE SENSES CONSIDERED AS PERCEPTUAL SYSTEMS (Houghton Mifflin, 1966)

Gibson, James Jerome: THE ECOLOGICAL APPROACH TO VISUAL PERCEPTION (Houghton Mifflin, 1979)

Helmholtz, Hermann: TREATISE ON PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS (1866)

Hughes, Howard: SENSORY EXOTICA (MIT Press, 1999)

Johnson, Mark: THE BODY IN THE MIND (Univ of Chicago Press, 1987)

Kitchener, Robert: PIAGET'S THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE (Yale University Press, 1986)

Lewontin, Richard: HUMAN DIVERSITY (W.H.Freeman, 1981)

Lovelock, James: GAIA (Oxford University Press, 1979)

Maturana, Humberto: AUTOPOIESIS AND COGNITION (Reidel, 1980)

Maturana, Humberto & Varela Francisco: THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE (Shambhala, 1992)

Millikan, Ruth: LANGUAGE, THOUGHT AND OTHER BIOLOGICAL CATEGORIES (MIT Press, 1987)

Millikan, Ruth: WHAT IS BEHAVIOR? (MIT Press, 1991)

Neisser, Ulric: COGNITION AND REALITY (Freeman, 1975)

Neisser, Ulric: THE REMEMBERING  SELF (Cambridge University Press, 1994)

Neisser, Ulric: THE PERCEIVED SELF (Cambridge Univ Press, 1994)

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

Varela, Francisco, Thompson Evan & Rosch Eleanor: THE EMBODIED MIND (MIT Press, 1991)

Varela, Francisco: PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGICAL AUTONOMY (North Holland, 1979)

Vernadsky, Vladimir: THE BIOSPHERE (?, 1926)(Synergetics, 1986)

VonUexküll, Jakob: UMWELT UND INNENWELT DER TIERE (1921)

Von Uexküll, Jakob: WORLDS OF ANIMALS AND WORLD OF MEN (1934)

Weiss, Paul: ANIMAL BEHAVIOR AS SYSTEM REACTION (1925)

Winograd, Terry & Flores, Fernando: UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS AND COGNITION (Ablex, 1986)