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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Axelrod, Robert: THE EVOLUTION OF COOPERATION (1984)
Bateson Gregory: STEPS TO AN ECOLOGY OF MIND (1972)
Blackmore, Susan: THE MEME MACHINE (1999)
Bloom, Howard: THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE (1995)
Bloom, Paul: Descartes' Baby (2004)
Boyd, Robert and Richerson, Peter: CULTURE AND THE EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS (1985)
Boyd, Robert & Richerson, Peter: THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF CULTURES (2005)
Brandon, Robert: GENES ORGANISMS POPULATION (1984)
Brandon, Robert: ADAPTATION AND ENVIRONMENT (1990)
Buss, David: THE EVOLUTION OF DESIRE  (1994)
Capra, Fritjof: THE WEB OF LIFE (1996)
Cauvin, Jacques: NAISSANCE DES DIVINITES, NAISSANCE DE L'AGRICULTURE (1994)
Cavalli-Sforza, Luigi & Feldman, Marcus: CULTURAL TRANSMISSION AND EVOLUTION (1981)
Corning, Peter: NATURE'S MAGIC (2003)
Cosmides, Leda & Tooby, John: THE ADAPTED MIND (1992)
Cronin, Helena: THE ANT AND THE PEACOCK (1992)
Darwin, Charles: THE DESCENT OF MAN, AND SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX (1871)
Dawkins, Richard: THE SELFISH GENE (1976)
Dawkins, Richard: THE BLIND WATCHMAKER (1987)
Dawkins, Richard: RIVER OUT OF EDEN (1995)
Dawkins, Richard: CLIMBING MOUNT IMPROBABLE (1996)
De Waal, Frans: GOOD NATURED : THE ORIGINS OF RIGHT AND WRONG IN HUMANS AND OTHER ANIMALS (1996)
Dennett, Daniel: DARWIN'S DANGEROUS IDEA (1995)
Dobzhansky, Theodosius: MANKING EVOLVING (1962)
Durham, William: COEVOLUTION (1991)
Frisch, Karl von: THE DANCE LANGUAGE AND ORIENTATION OF BEES (1967)
Goertzel, Ben: THE EVOLVING MIND (1993)
Gordon, Deborah: ANTS AT WORK (1999)
Gould, Stephen Jay: THE STRUCTURES OF EVOLUTIONARY THEORY (2002)
Hamilton, William Donald: NARROW ROADS OF GENE LAND (1996)
Hamilton, Terrell: PROCESS AND PATTERN IN EVOLUTION (1967)
Hauser, Marc: MORAL MINDS (2006)
Hinde, Robert: WHY GOOD IS GOOD (2002)
Hölldobler, Bert and Wilson, Edward-Osborne: THE SUPERORGANISM  (2008)
Johnson, Cecil: MIGRATION AND DISPERSAL OF INSECTS BY FLIGHT (1969)
Jolly, Alison: LUCY's LEGACY (1998)
Keller, Laurent: THE LIVES OF ANTS (2009)
Kinji, Imanishi: THE WORLD OF LIVING THINGS (1941)
Kropotkin, Petr: MUTUAL AID (1902)
Levi-Strauss, Claude: LE CRU ET LE CUIT  (1964)
Lewis-Williams, David & Pearce, David: INSIDE THE NEOLITHIC MIND (2005)
Lewontin, Richard: THE GENETIC BASIS OF EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE (1974)
Lovelock, James: GAIA (1979)
Margolis, Howard: SELFISHNESS, ALTRUISM, AND RATIONALITY (  1984)
Margulis, Lynn: WHAT IS LIFE? (1995)
Maynard-Smith, John: THEORY OF EVOLUTION (1975)
Maynard Smith, John: EVOLUTION AND THE THEORY OF GAMES (1982)
Mayr, Ernst: TOWARDS A NEW PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY (1988)
Maynard-Smith, Eors: THE MAJOR TRANSITIONS IN EVOLUTION (1995)
Merezhkovsky, Konstantin: THEORY OF TWO PLASMS AS THE BASIS OF SYMBIOGENESIS (1909)
Miller, Geoffrey: THE MATING MIND (2000)
Murchie, Guy: SEVEN MYSTERIES OF LIFE (1978)
Nesse, Randolph & Williams, George: WHY WE GET SICK (1994)
Nowak, Martin: SUPERCOOPERATORS (2011)
Oparin, Alexander: THE ORIGIN OF LIFE (1924)
Premack, David: Original Intelligence: The Architecture of the Human Mind (2002)
Ridley, Mark: MENDEL'S DEMON/ EVOLUTION (1993)
Ridley, Matt: THE RED QUEEN (1994)
Ridley, Matt: THE ORIGINS OF VIRTUE (1997)
Ridley, Mark: THE COOPERATIVE GENE (2001)
Shermer, Michael:  THE SCIENCE OF GOOD AND EVIL (2005)
Shlain, Leonard: SEX, TIME, AND POWER (2003)
Sigmund, Karl: GAMES OF LIFE (1994)
Sober, Elliot and Wilson, David Sloan: UNTO OTHERS (1998)
Trivers, Roberts: SOCIAL EVOLUTION (1985)
Villarreal, Luis: VIRUSES AND THE EVOLUTION OF LIFE (2004)
Von Frisch, Karl:  THE DANCING BEES (1953)
Wallin, Ivan: SYMBIOTICISM AND THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES (1927)
Wheeler, William-Morton: SOCIAL LIFE AMONG THE INSECTS (1923)
Williams, George: ADAPTATION AND NATURAL SELECTION (1966)
Wilson, Edward Osborne: SOCIOBIOLOGY (1975)
Wilson, Edward Osborne: CONSILIENCE (1998)
Holldobler, Bert & Wilson, Edward: THE SUPERORGANISM (2008)
Wilson, Edward Osborne: THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE (1992)
Wilson, Edward & Lumsden Charles: GENES, MIND AND CULTURE (1981)
Wrangham, Richard: Catching Fire - How Cooking Made Us Human (2009)
Wright, Robert: THE MORAL ANIMAL (1994)
Wright, Robert: NON-ZERO (2000)
Wynne-Edwards, Vero-Copner: ANIMAL DISPERSION IN RELATION TO SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR (1962)
Wynne-Edwards, Vero-Copner: EVOLUTION THROUGH GROUP SELECTION (1986)