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  1. The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory.David J. Chalmers - 1996 - Oxford University Press.
    The book is an extended study of the problem of consciousness. After setting up the problem, I argue that reductive explanation of consciousness is impossible , and that if one takes consciousness seriously, one has to go beyond a strict materialist framework. In the second half of the book, I move toward a positive theory of consciousness with fundamental laws linking the physical and the experiential in a systematic way. Finally, I use the ideas and arguments developed earlier to defend (...)
  • The Question of Animal Awareness: Evolutionary Continuity of Mental Experience.Donald R. Griffin - 1981 - William Kaufmann.
  • Consciousness and Self in Animals: Some Reflections.Marc Bekoff - 2003 - Zygon 38 (2):229-245.
    In this essay I argue that many nonhuman animal beings are conscious and have some sense of self. Rather than ask whether they are conscious, I adopt an evolutionary perspective and ask why consciousness and a sense of self evolved---what are they good for? Comparative studies of animal cognition, ethological investigations that explore what it is like to be a certain animal, are useful for answering this question. Charles Darwin argued that the differences in cognitive abilities and emotions among animals (...)
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  • God, Genes, and Cognizing Agents.Gregory R. Peterson - 2000 - Zygon 35 (3):469-480.
  • What is It Like to Be a Bat?Thomas Nagel - 1974 - Philosophical Review 83 (October):435-50.
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  • The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness.Antonio R. Damasio - 1999 - Harcourt Brace and Co.
  • Does Nature Need to Be Redeemed?Holmes Ralston - 1994 - Zygon 29 (2):205-229.
  • Of God and Pelicans: A Theology of Reverence for Life.Jay B. Mcdaniel - 1992 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 13 (2):151-156.
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  • Self-Recognition in Primates: A Comparative Approach to the Bidirectionalproperties of Consciousness.G. G. Gallup - 1977 - American Psychologist 32:329-38.