The Nature of Consciousness

Piero Scaruffi

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

Further Reading (Click here for reviews of these books)

Bak, Per: HOW NATURE WORKS (Copernicus, 1999)

Buchler, Justus: METAPHYSICS OF NATURAL COMPLEXES (Columbia University Press, 1966)

Bunge Mario: TREATISE ON BASIC PHILOSOPHY (Reidel, 1974-83)

Cohen, Jack & Steward Ian: THE COLLAPSE OF CHAOS (Viking, 1994)

Coveney, Peter: FRONTIERS OF COMPLEXITY (Fawcett, 1995)

Dalenoort G.J.: THE PARADIGM OF SELF-ORGANIZATION (Gordon & Breach, 1989)

Dalenoort G.J.: THE PARADIGM OF SELF-ORGANIZATION II (Gordon & Breach, 1994)

Davies, Paul: GOD AND THE NEW PHYSICS (Penguin, 1982)

Eigen, Manfred & Schuster Peter: THE HYPERCYCLE (Springer Verlag, 1979)

Forrest, Stephanie: EMERGENT COMPUTATION (MIT Press, 1991)

Fuller, Buckminster: SYNERGETICS (Macmillan, 1975)

Fuller, Buckminster: COSMOGRAPHY ( Macmillan, 1992)

Gell-Mann, Murray: THE QUARK AND THE JAGUAR (W.H.Freeman, 1994)

Gleick, James: CHAOS (Viking, 1987)

Goldberg, David: GENETIC ALGORITHMS (Addison Wesley, 1989)

Haken, Hermann: SYNERGETICS (Springer-Verlag, 1977)

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

Kauffman, Stuart: AT HOME IN THE UNIVERSE (Oxford Univ Press, 1995)

Koestler, Arthur: THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE (Henry Regnery, 1967)

Kuramoto, Yoshiki: CHEMICAL OSCILLATIONS, WAVES, AND TURBULENCE (Springer-Verlag, 1984)

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

Laszlo, Ervin: INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEMS PHILOSOPHY (Gordon & Breach, 1972)

Lewin, Roger: COMPLEXITY (Macmillan, 1992)

Lyapounov, Aleksander: The General Problem of the Stability of Motion (1892)

Mandelbrot, Benoit: THE FRACTAL GEOMETRY OF NATURE (W.H.Freeman, 1982)

Nicolis, Gregoire & Prigogine Ilya: SELF-ORGANIZATION IN NON-EQUILIBRIUM SYSTEMS (Wiley, 1977)

Nicolis, Gregoire & Prigogine Ilya: EXPLORING COMPLEXITY (W.H.Freeman, 1989)

Nicolis, Gregoire: INTRODUCTION TO NONLINEAR SCIENCE (Cambridge University Press, 1995)

Pattee, Howard: HIERARCHY THEORY (Braziller, 1973)

Prigogine, Ilya: INTRODUCTION TO THERMODYNAMICS OF IRREVERSIBLE PROCESSES (Interscience Publishers, 1961)

Prigogine, Ilya: NON-EQUILIBRIUM STATISTICAL MECHANICS (Interscience Publishers, 1962)

Prigogine, Ilya & Stengers Isabelle: ORDER OUT OF CHAOS (Bantham, 1984)

Salthe, Stanley: EVOLVING HIERARCHICAL SYSTEMS (Columbia University Press, 1985)

Salthe, Stanley: DEVELOPMENT AND EVOLUTION (MIT Press, 1993)

Strogatz, Steven: SYNC (Hyperion, 2003)

Thom, Rene': MATHEMATICAL MODELS OF MORPHOGENESIS (Horwood, 1983)

Thom, Rene': STRUCTURAL STABILITY AND MORPHOGENESIS (Benjamin, 1975)

Toffoli, Tommaso & Margolus, Norman: CELLULAR AUTOMATA MACHINES (MIT Press, 1987)

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

Von Bertalanffy, Ludwig: GENERAL SYSTEMS THEORY (Braziller, 1968)

Weiss, Paul: THE SCIENCE OF LIFE (1973)

Waldrop, Mitchell: COMPLEXITY (Simon & Schuster, 1992)

Winfree, Arthur: THE GEOMETRY OF BIOLOGICAL TIME (Springer-Verlag, 1980)

Wiener, Norbert: NONLINEAR PROBLEMS IN RANDOM THEORY (MIT Press, 1958)

Zeeman, Erich-Christian: CATASTROPHE THEORY  (Addison-Wesley, 1977)