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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Baars, Bernard: A COGNITIVE THEORY OF CONSCIOUSNESS (Cambridge Univ Press, 1988)

Baars, Bernard: IN THE THEATER OF CONSCIOUSNESS (Oxford Univ Press, 1997)

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

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

Bloom, Howard: "The Lucifer Principle" (Norton, 1995)

Bloom, Howard: "Global Brain" (Wiley, 2000)

Calvin, William: HOW BRAINS THINK (Basic, 1996)

Cannon, Walter: THE WISDOM OF THE BODY (Norton, 1939)

Cohen, Jonathan & Schooler, Jonathan:SCIENTIFIC APPROACHES TO CONSCIOUSNESS (Erlbaum, 1997)

Churchland, Paul: ENGINE OF REASON (MIT Press, 1995)

Damasio, Antonio: DESCARTES' ERROR (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1995)

Damasio, Antonio: THE FEELING OF WHAT HAPPENS(Harcourt Brace, 1999)

Dawkins, Richard: THE SELFISH GENE (1976)

Dennett, Daniel: CONSCIOUSNESS EXPLAINED (Little & Brown, 1991)

Dennett, Daniel: KINDS OF MINDS (Basic, 1998)

DeutschDavid: THE BEGINNING OF INFINITY (Viking, 2011)

Dretske, Fred: NATURALIZING THE MIND (MIT Press, 1995)

Eccles, John: EVOLUTION OF THE BRAIN (Routledge, 1991)

Edelman, Gerald: THE REMEMBERED PRESENT (Basic, 1989)

Edelman, Gerald: BRIGHT AIR BRILLIANT FIRE (Basic, 1992)

Edelman, Gerald & Tononi Giulio: A UNIVERSE OF CONSCIOUSNESS (Basic, 2000)

Farthing, G.William: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CONSCIOUSNESS (Prentice-Hall, 1992)

Festinger, Leon: THEORY OF COGNITIVE DISSONANCE (1957)

Flanagan, Owen: THE SCIENCE OF THE MIND (MIT Press, 1991)

Flanagan, Owen: CONSCIOUSNESS RECONSIDERED (MIT Press, 1992)

Fraser, Julius: OF TIME, PASSION AND KNOWLEDGE (Princeton Univ Press, 1975)

Gazzaniga, Michael: SOCIAL BRAIN (Basic, 1985)

Gazzaniga, Michael: NATURE's MIND (Basic, 1992)

Gazzaniga, Michael: THE MINDís PAST (Univ of California Press, 1998)

Greenfield, Susan: THE HUMAN MIND EXPLAINED (Henry Holt & Co, 1996)

Grof, Staninslav: THE HOLOTROPIC MIND (Harper, 1993)

Haldane, John: Possible Worlds and Other Papers (1927)

Harth, Erich: CREATIVE LOOP (Addison-Wesley, 1993)

Hobson,Allan: THE CHEMISTRY OF CONSCIOUS STATES (Little & Brown, 1994)

Humphrey, Nicholas: CONSCIOUSNESS REGAINED (Oxford Univ Press, 1983)

Humphrey, Nicholas: A HISTORY OF THE MIND (Simon& Schuster, 1993)

Ingebo-Barth, Denise: THE CONSCIOUS STREAM (Universal Publisher, 2000)

Jackendoff, Ray: CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE COMPUTATIONAL MIND (MIT Press, 1987)

Jackson, Frank & Braddon-Mitchell, Basil: THE PHILOSOPHY OF MIND AND COGNITION (Basil Blackwell, 1996)

Kinsbourne, Marcel: TIME AND THE OBSERVER (1992)

Koch, Christof: THE QUEST FOR CONSCIOUSNESS (Roberts, 2004)

Llinas, Rodolfo & ChurchlandPatricia: THE MIND-BRAIN CONTINUUM (MIT Press, 1996)

Loftus, Elizabeth: "Memory" (1980)

Lycan, William: CONSCIOUSNESS AND EXPERIENCE (MIT Press, 1996)

McGinn, Colin: THE PROBLEM OF CONSCIOUSNESS (Oxford Univ Press, 1991)

McGinn, Colin: THE MYSTERIOUS FLAME (Oxford Univ Press, 1999)

Mead, George Herbert: MIND SELF AND SOCIETY (Univ of Chicago Press, 1934)

Mead, George Herbert: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ACT (Univ of Chicago Press, 1938)

Nagel, Thomas: MORTAL QUESTIONS (Cambridge Univ Press, 1979)

Nagel, Thomas: THE VIEW FROM NOWHERE (Oxford Univ Press, 1986)

Neisser, Ulric: CONCEPTS AND CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT (Cambridge University Press, 1987)

Norretranders, Tor: THE USER ILLUSION (Viking, 1998)

Ornstein, Robert: MULTIMIND (Houghton Mifflin, 1986)

Ornstein, Robert: EVOLUTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS (Prentice Hall, 1991)


Rosenberg, Gregg: A Place for Consciousness (Oxford Univ Press, 2004)

Scott, Alwyn: STAIRWAY TO THE MIND (Copernicus, 1995)

Searle,John: THE REDISCOVERY OF THE MIND (MIT Press, 1992)

Tononi, Giulio: PHI, A VOYAGE FROM THE BRAIN TO THE SOUL (Knopf Doubleday, 2012)

Tye, Michael: THE METAPHYSICS OF MIND (Cambridge University Press, 1989)

Tye, Michael: TEN PROBLEMS OF CONSCIOUSNESS (MIT Press, 1995)

Unger, Peter: IDENTITY, CONSCIOUSNESS AND VALUE (Oxford Univ Press, 1991)

Varela, Francisco, Thompson, Evan, Rosch, Eleanor: THE EMBODIED MIND (MIT Press, 1995)


Weber, Michel & Weekes, Anderson: Process Approaches to Consciousness in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy of Mind (SUNY Press, 2009)

Winson, Jonathan: BRAIN AND PSYCHE (Anchor Press, 1985)

Zeman, Adam: CONSCIOUSNESS (Yale Univ Press, 2002)