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 (Basic Books, 1984)

Bateson Gregory: STEPS TO AN ECOLOGY OF MIND (Chandler, 1972)

Blackmore, Susan: THE MEME MACHINE (Oxford Univ Press, 1999)

Bloom, Howard: THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE (Norton, 1995)

Bloom, Paul: Descartes' Baby (Basic, 2004)

Boyd, Robert and Richerson, Peter: CULTURE AND THE EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS (Univ of Chicago Press, 1985)

Boyd, Robert and Richerson, Peter: THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF CULTURES (Oxford Univ Press, 2005)

Brandon, Robert: GENES ORGANISMS POPULATION (MIT Press, 1984)

Brandon, Robert: ADAPTATION AND ENVIRONMENT (Princeton Univ Press, 1990)

Buss, David: THE EVOLUTION OF DESIRE  (Basic, 1994)

Capra, Fritjof: THE WEB OF LIFE (Anchor Books, 1996)

Cauvin, Jacques: NAISSANCE DES DIVINITES, NAISSANCE DE L'AGRICULTURE (1994)

Cavalli-Sforza, Luigi & Feldman, Marcus: CULTURAL TRANSMISSION AND EVOLUTION (Princeton Univ Press, 1981)

Corning, Peter: NATURE'S MAGIC (Cambridge Univ Press, 2003)

Cosmides, Leda & Tooby, John: THE ADAPTED MIND (Oxford Univ Press, 1992)

Cronin, Helena: THE ANT AND THE PEACOCK (Cambridge University Press,1992)

Darwin, Charles: THE DESCENT OF MAN, AND SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX (1871)

Dawkins, Richard: THE SELFISH GENE (Oxford Univ Press, 1976)

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

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

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

De Waal, Frans: GOOD NATURED : THE ORIGINS OF RIGHT AND WRONG IN HUMANS AND OTHER ANIMALS (Harvard University Press, 1996)

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

Dobzhansky, Theodosius: MANKING EVOLVING (1962)

Durham, William: COEVOLUTION (Stanford Univ Press, 1991)

Frisch, Karl von: THE DANCE LANGUAGE AND ORIENTATION OF BEES (Harvard University Press, 1967)

Goertzel, Ben: THE EVOLVING MIND (Gordon & Breach, 1993)

Gordon, Deborah: ANTS AT WORK (Free Press, 1999)

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

Hamilton, William Donald: NARROW ROADS OF GENE LAND (W.H. Freeman, 1996)

Hamilton, Terrell: PROCESS AND PATTERN IN EVOLUTION (MacMillan, 1967)

Hauser, Marc: MORAL MINDS (Ecco, 2006)

Hinde, Robert: WHY GOOD IS GOOD (Routledge, 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 (Harvard University Press, 1998)

Keller, Laurent: THE LIVES OF ANTS (Oxford Univ Press, 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 (Thames & Hudson, 2005)

Lewontin, Richard: THE GENETIC BASIS OF EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE (Columbia University Press, 1974)

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

Margolis, Howard: SELFISHNESS, ALTRUISM, AND RATIONALITY (Univ of Chicago Press,  1984)

Margulis Lynn: WHAT IS LIFE? (Simon & Schuster, 1995)

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

Maynard Smith, John: EVOLUTION AND THE THEORY OF GAMES (1982)

Mayr, Ernst: TOWARDS A NEW PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY (Harvard Univ Press, 1988)

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

Merezhkovsky, Konstantin: THEORY OF TWO PLASMS AS THE BASIS OF SYMBIOGENESIS (1909)

Miller, Geoffrey: THE MATING MIND (Doubleday, 2000)

Murchie, Guy: SEVEN MYSTERIES OF LIFE (Houghton Mifflin, 1978)

Nesse, Randolph & Williams, George: WHY WE GET SICK (Times Books, 1994)

Nowak, Martin: SUPERCOOPERATORS (Free Press, 2011)

Oparin, Alexander: THE ORIGIN OF LIFE (1924)

Premack, David: Original Intelligence: The Architecture of the Human Mind (McGraw-Hill, 2002)

Ridley Matt: EVOLUTION (Blackwell, 1993)

Ridley Matt: THE RED QUEEN (MacMillan, 1994)

Ridley Matt: THE ORIGINS OF VIRTUE (Viking, 1997)

Ridley Mark: THE COOPERATIVE GENE (Free Press, 2001)

Shermer, Michael:  THE SCIENCE OF GOOD AND EVIL (New York Times, 2005)

   Shlain Leonard: SEX, TIME, AND POWER (Penguin, 2003)

Sigmund, Karl: GAMES OF LIFE (Oxford University Press, 1994)

Sober, Elliot and Wilson, David Sloan: UNTO OTHERS (Harvard Univ Press, 1998)

Trivers, Roberts: SOCIAL EVOLUTION (Benjamin/Cummings, 1985)

Villarreal, Luis: VIRUSES AND THE EVOLUTION OF LIFE (ASM Press, 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 (Princeton University Press, 1966)

Wilson, Edward Osborne: SOCIOBIOLOGY (Belknap, 1975)

Wilson, Edward Osborne: CONSILIENCE (Knopf, 1998)

Holldobler, Bert & Wilson, Edward: THE SUPERORGANISM (Norton, 2008)

Wilson, Edward Osborne: THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE (Harvard University Press, 1992)

Wilson, Edward & Lumsden Charles: GENES, MIND AND CULTURE (Harvard Univ Press, 1981)

Wrangham, Richard: Catching Fire - How Cooking Made Us Human (Basic, 2009)

Wright, Robert: THE MORAL ANIMAL (Random House, 1994)

Wright, Robert: NON-ZERO (Pantheon, 2000)

Wynne-Edwards, Vero-Copner: ANIMAL DISPERSION IN RELATION TO SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR (Oliver & Boyd, 1962)

Wynne-Edwards, Vero-Copner: EVOLUTION THROUGH GROUP SELECTION (Blackwell, 1986)