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

Behe, Michael: DARWIN'S BLACK BOX (Free Press, 1996)

Berg, Lev: NOMOGENESIS (1922)

Butler, Samuel: EVOLUTION OLD AND NEW (1879)

Cairns-Smith, Graham: GENETIC TAKEOVER (Cambridge University Press, 1982)

Calvin, Melvin: CHEMICAL EVOLUTION (Clarendon, 1969)

Cavalli-Sforza, Luigi: GENES, PEOPLES AND LANGUAGES (North Point, 2000)

Crick, Francis: LIFE ITSELF (Simon & Schuster, 1981)

Crick, Francis: ASTONISHING HYPOTHESIS (MacMillan, 1993)

Cziko, Gary: WITHOUT MIRACLES (MIT Press, 1995)

Darwin, Charles: ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION (1859)

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

Dawkins, Richard: THE BLIND WATCHMAKER (Norton, 1987)

Dawkins, Richard: RIVER OUT OF EDEN (Basic, 1995)

Dawkins, Richard: CLIMBING MOUNT IMPROBABLE (Norton, 1996)

Delsemme, Armand & DeDuve Christian: OUR COSMIC ORIGINS (2001)

Dennett, Daniel: DARWIN'S DANGEROUS IDEA (Simon & Schuster, 1995)

DeDuve, Christian: VITAL DUST (Basic, 1995)

Depew, David & Weber Bruce: DARWINISM EVOLVING (MIT Press, 1994)

Deutsch David: THE BEGINNING OF INFINITY (Viking, 2011)

Dobzhansky, Theodosius: GENETICS AND THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES (1937)

Dyson, Freeman: ORIGINS OF LIFE (Cambridge Univ Press, 1985)

Edelman, Gerald: TOPOBIOLOGY (Basic, 1988)

Eigen, Manfred: STEPS TOWARDS LIFE (Oxford University Press, 1992)

Fisher, Ronald Aylmer: THE GENETICAL THEORY OF NATURAL SELECTION (Dover, 1929)

Goldschmidt, Richard: THE MATERIAL BASIS OF EVOLUTION (1940)

Gould, Stephen Jay: ONTOGENY AND PHYLOGENY (Harvard University Press, 1977)

Gould, Stephen Jay: EVER SINCE DARWIN (Deutsch, 1978)

Gould, Stephen Jay: WONDERFUL LIFE (Norton, 1989)

Gould, Stephen Jay: FULL HOUSE (Random House, 1996)

Gould, Stephen Jay: THE STRUCTURES OF EVOLUTIONARY THEORY (Harvard Univ Press, 2002)

Jones, Steven: LANGUAGE OF GENES (Harper Collins, 1993)

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

Kirschner, Marc and Gerhart, John: “The Plausibility of Life” (2005)

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

Lamarck, Jean-Baptiste: PHILOSOPHIE ZOOLOGIQUE (1809)

Lane, Nick: THE VITAL QUESTION (Profile, 2015)

Lieberman, Philip: UNIQUELY HUMAN (Harvard Univ Press, 1992)

Lorenz, Konrad: "Evolution and Modification of Behavior" (1965)

Mason, Stephen: CHEMICAL EVOLUTION (Clarendon Press, 1991)

Maynard-Smith, John: THEORY OF EVOLUTION (Cambridge University Press, 1975)

Maynard-Smith, John & Szathmary Eors: THE ORIGINS OF LIFE (Oxford University Press, 1999)

Maynard-Smith, John & Szathmary Eors: THE MAJOR TRANSITIONS IN EVOLUTION (W. H. Freeman, 1995)

Mayr, Ernst: ANIMAL SPECIES AND EVOLUTION (Harvard Univ Press, 1963)

Mayr, Ernst: SYSTEMATICS AND THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES (Columbia Univ Press, 1942)

Mayr, Ernst: POPULATION, SPECIES AND EVOLUTION (Harvard Univ Press, 1970)

Mayr, Ernst: THE GROWTH OF BIOLOGICAL THOUGHT (Harvard Univ Press, 1982)

Monod, Jacques: LE HASARD ET LA NECESSITE' (1971)

Morowitz, Harold: BEGINNINGS OF CELLULAR LIFE (Yale University Press, 1992)

Waddington, Conrad: THE STRATEGY OF GENES (1957)