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Evolution and Philosophy

An Introduction

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John S. Wilkins

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  1. Is the principle of natural selection a tautology? [The ‘tautology’ of fitness]
  2. Is evolutionary science real science? [The nature of science]
  3. Can evolutionary theory make predictions? [Predictions and explanations]
  4. Are species fixed types? [The ‘species problem’]
  5. Should biology be reduced to physics? [Reductionism and biology]
  6. Is evolution progressive or directional? [The ladder of progress versus the bush of evolution]
  7. Is there a goal to evolution? [Teleology in biology]
  8. Does science have to be ‘naturalistic’? [Ruling out supernatural explanations]
  9. Does the theory of evolution impose a ‘might is right’ morality? [Social Darwinism]
  10. Is evolution a metaphysical system akin to a religion? [Worldviews and science]



A – B – C

On Memory and Reminiscence
Understanding Subjectivity: Global Workspace Theory and the Resurrection of the Observing Self (1996)
Bernard J. Baars
Commentary on “Minds, Memes, and Multiples” (1996)
Michael Bavidge
Buddhist phenomenology (1987)
H. Barendregt
What is the Unity of Consciousness?(2003) (pdf)
Tim Bayne and David J. Chalmers
Moral status and the treatment of dissociative identity disorder (2002) (pdf)
Timothy J. Bayne
First Person: Neuro-Cognitive Notes on the Self in Life and in Fiction (2000)
William L. Benzon
The Evolution of Narrative and the Self (1993)
William L. Benzon
Mathematics and psychoanalysis: a love affair (1999)
Sergio Benvenuto
Agency and Free Will. (2003) (pdf)
Blackmore, Susan
Damaged Brains (2003) (pdf)
Blackmore, Susan
Memes, Minds and Selves
Blackmore, Susan
Two neural correlates of consciousness (2005) (pdf)
Ned Block
A new theory of the relationship of mind and matter (1990)
David Bohm
Self-reference in phenomenology and cognitive science (1996)
Damjan Bojadziev
The Mind as Conflict and Compromise Formation
Charles Brenner, M.D.
The Third Culture; Beyond the Scientific Revolution (online book)
John Brockman
How to Make a Soul (reaction on the the 1996 Tucson II Consciousness conference)
Andrew Brown
The Cerebral Code: Thinking a Thought in the Mosaics of the Mind (online book)
William. H. Calvin
Inside the Brain
William H. Calvin and George A. Ojemann
Competing for Consciousness: How subconscious Thoughts Cook on the Backburner
A talk with William H. Calvin
What is a Neural Correlate of Consciousness? (2000)
David J. Chalmers
Taking consciousness seriously, The conscious mind: In search of a fundamental theory (1996) (pdf)
David J. Chalmers
The Puzzle of Conscious Experience. (1995) (pdf)
David J. Chalmers
Minds, Machines, And Mathematics A Review of Shadows of the Mind by Roger Penrose
David J. Chalmers
Psychiatry and the Human Condition
Bruce Charlton MD
Minds, Memes, and Multiples
Stephen R.L. Clark

D – E – F

The Psyche that Dropped the Bomb (2001) -Experience happens when the tedium of habit is ruptured by the sufferance of being.-
Walter A. Davis, PhD
The origin of species by means of natural selection; or, The preservation of favored races in the struggle for life (online book)
Charles Darwin M.A., F.R.S.
The expression of the emotions in man and animals (online book)
Charles Darwin M.A., F.R.S.
How different could life have been? (2002)
Richard Dawkins
Science, Delusion and the Apetite for Wonder
Richard Dawkins
Is Science killing the Soul?
debat between Richard Dawkins and Steven Pinker
The Mythical Threat of Genetic Determinism (2003)
Daniel C. Dennett
Filling In versus Finding Out: A Ubiquitous Confusion in Cognitive Science
Daniel C. Dennett
“Intuition Pumps”
Daniel C. Dennett
“The Evolution of Culture” (1999)
Daniel C. Dennett
Time and the observer: the where and when of conciousness in the brain (1995)
Daniel C. Dennett and Marcel Kinsbourne
Facing Backwards on the Problem of Consciousness
Daniel C. Dennett
The Self as a Center of Narrative Gravity (1988-1992)
Daniel C. Dennett
The Origins of Selves
Daniel C. Dennett
The meeting of Trauma and Conitive Science: Facing challenges and creating opportunities at the Cross roads (2001) (pdf)
Anne P. DePrince and Jennifer J. Freyd
Post-modernism and the construct of the divisible self.
William V. Dunning
Darwin among the machines; or, the Origins or (artificial) life
George Dyson
Is there Life Beyond Death?
Hans J. Enysenck and Carl Sargent
Human action: The invisible side. Janet’s psychology of conduct and Soviet activity theory on the inner plane of the human psyche. (2004)
Natalia Yu. Fedunina, PhD
Developmental structure in brain evolution.
Barbara L. Finlay, Richard B. Darlington, Nicholas Nicastro
The silenced self: Constructing self from memories spoken and unspoken (2003)(pdf)
Robyn Fivush

G – H – I – J

Self-Reference and Schizophrenia: A Cognitive Model of Immunity to Error through Misidentification (1999)
Shaun Gallagher
Time, the body and psychopathology. [The case of posttraumatic stress disorder] (2004)
Gerrit Glas MD PhD
Chaotic Logic Language, Thought and Reality From the Perspective of Complex Systems Science (online book)
Dissociative Dynamics (from: Chaotic Logic – chapter 12) (1994)
Ben Goertzel
Faces of Psychological Complexity
Ben Goertzel
World Wide Brain The Emergence of Global Web Intelligence and How it Will Transform the Human Race
Ben Goertzel
Self-Consciousness, Psychopathology and Realism about Self (2000)
George Graham
Anomalous control: When ‘free-will’ is not conscious (2004) (pdf)
Patrick Haggard, Peter Cartledge, Meilyr Dafydd, and David A. Oakley
Greatest myth of all (2000) Leading neuroscientists Peter Halligan and David Oakley are rewriting the rules on consciousness (pdf)
Peter Halligan and David Oakley
Conscious Events as Orchestrated Space-Time Selections
Stuart Hameroff and Roger Penrose
Accessing Alternity: Neurotechnology and Alternate States of Consciousness (1992) (pdf)
Bruce Harrah-Conforth, Ph.D.
Ian Hacking on Pierre Janet: observations (2005)(doc)
Onno van der Hart, PhD
Animal Minds
A Talk with Marc D. Hauser (evolutionary psychologist)
Theory of Mind in Nonhuman primates (2001)
C. M. Heyes
Commentary on Michael Winkelman, ‘Shamanism and cognitive evolution (2002)
Nicholas Humphrey
What shall we tell the children? (1997)
Nicholas Humphrey
Speaking for our selves: an assessment of multiple personality disorder. (1989)
Nicholas Humphrey, Daniel C. Dennett
The varieties of religious experience A Study in Human Nature
William James
Machines, Brains, and Consciousness A Study in Human Nature
Timo Jarvilehto
Dissertation: How sophisticated is unconscious cognition? Can unsophisticated unconscious cognition account for self-deception, and neuropsychological and psychopathological syndromes? (1999)
Martina Johnson

K – L – M – N

The Self as a Center of Narrative Gravity
F. Kessel, P. Cole and D.Johnson
Self and Identity as Memory (2002)
John F. Kihlstrom, Jennifer S. Beer, Stanley B. Klein
Stage Effects in the Cartesian Theater: A review of Daniel Dennett’s Consciousness Explained (1993)
Kevin B. Korb
Weg met de psychologie! – Oratie
Victor A.F. Lamme
Parallel Memories: Putting Emotions Back Into The Brain
A Talk With Joseph LeDoux
Accumulated stress, reserve capacity and disease
Peter A. Levine, Ph.D
Panic, Biology, and Reason: Giving the Body Its Due (1997)
Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.
The Fables of Lucy R.: Association and Dissociation in Neural Networks
Dan Lloyd
The three gorillas: an archetype orders a dynamic system (2001)
Maxson J. McDowell
The Conscious Electromagnetic Information (Cemi) Field Theory (2002) (pdf format)
Johnjoe McFadden
Towards a psyche for psychiatry (2003) (pdf format)
Russell Meares
Why people think and computers can’t (1982)
Marvin Minsky, MIT
The Dead Emperor’s New Clothes Multiplicity, Japanese culture and television
Akira Mizuta Lippit
A neuro-socio-cognitive model of self-awareness with an emphasis on inner speech (2003)
Alain Morin
The Split-Brain debate revisited: On the importance of language and self-recognition for right hemispheric consciousness (2001) (pdf)
Alain Morin
Computational cognitive neuroscience of early memory development (2003) (pdf)
Yuko Munakata

O – P – Q – R

The Multiplicity of Consciousness and the Emergence of the Self (pdf format) (2003)
Gerard O’Brien and Jon Opie
Dispensing with the Dynamic Unconscious (2002) (pdf format)
Gerard O’Brien and Jon Jureidini
Connectionist Vehicles, Structural Resemblance, and the Phenomenal Mind (2001) (pdf)
Gerard O’Brien and Jon Opie
The Disunity of Consciousness (1998) (pdf format)
Gerard O’Brien and Jon Opie
Disunity Defended: A Reply to Bayne (1998) (pdf format)
Gerard O’Brien and Jon Opie
Cognitive Science and Phenomenal Consciousness: A Dilemma, and How To Avoid It (1997) (pdf)
Gerard O’Brien and Jon Opie
Dispensing with the Dynamic Unconscious (2002) (pdf)
Gerard O’Brien and Jon Jureidini
The last rites of the dynamic unconscious. (2002) (pdf)
Gerard O’Brien and Jon Jureidini
A connectionist theory of phenomenal experience. (2001) (pdf)
Gerard O’Brien and Jon Opie
Conciousness; A connectionist perspective (pdf format) (1998)
Jon Opie
The Internet and orgiastic rites (1999) (also in )
Franca Pezzoni, Giacinto Buscaglia
Organs Of Computation
A Talk With Steven Pinker
Orienting in a defensive world: Mammalian modifications of our evolutionary heritage. A Polyvagal Theory (1995)
Steven W. Porges
The Multiple Self: Exploring Between and Beyond Modernity and Postmodernity post-modern conceptualizations of the self
John A. Powell
ESP is a Psychological Phenomenon
J. B. Rhine, J. G. Pratt, C. E. Stuart, B. M. Smith and J. A. Greenwood
The Brain and Emotion
Edmund T. Rolls
Rescuing Memory
A Talk with Steven Rose (biologist)
Emotions and the Self
David M. Rosenthal

S – T – U – V

The mind, artificial intelligence and emotions Interview with Marvin Minsky
Renato M.E. Sabbatini, PhD
Pierre Janet’s Evolutionism : A Guideline For Assessment and Reformulation (2004)
I. Saillot, PhD
Multiple Personality, Cultural Anthropology and the Concept of the Self in the Psychological and Religious Thinking of William James (1996)
A. Jamie Saris
Models of the Self
Galen Strawson
How is Personality formed?
A Talk with Frank J.Sulloway
What Does Heinz Kohut Mean by the Self”? Associations on a Theme
Rudolf S체sske
Philosophy and Memory traces: Descartes to connectionism (2000)
John Sutton
The future does not compute:Transcending the Machines in Our Midst (online book)
Stephen L. Talbott
Investigating Altered States of Consciousness on Their Own Terms: A Proposal for the Creation of State-Specific Sciences
Charles T. Tart
Computing machinery and intelligence (1950)
A.M. Turing
Buddhist Meditation and Personal Construct Psychology (1997)
Phouttasone Thirakoul
‘Mind’ In Indian Philosophy (2002)
A Venkoba Rao
Our Endangered Species A Hard Look At How We Treat Children (1998)
Andrew Vachss
When perception becomes concious (1999)
Max Velmans
Dennett & Culture: The role of culture in the construction of the human mind. (1998)
Nicole Vincent

W – X – Y – Z

Dimensions of consciousness (pdf)
Peter Walling and Kenneth Hicks
The Death of Implicit Memory (1995)
Daniel B. Willingham & Laura Preuss
Between Nosology and Narrative, Where should we be?
Robert M. Young
The Postmodern Generator 🙂 – Expressions of statis: Sartean absurdity and surrealism
Every time you visit it, it will spontaneously generate for you,using falutless grammatical principles, a spanking new postmodern discourse

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