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Neuroscience, Evolution, & Complexity

Amazon Customer "Constant Reader"
The list author says: "This list is organized into five groups:
1-10 = Neurophysics & Complexity
11-20 = Neuroscience & Philosophy
21-30 = Neuroeconomics & Cooperation
31-35 = Miscellaneous Related Issues
36-40 = Compilations by Various Authors (Save money and buy these.)

I have tried to make this list as helpful as possible by doing two main things. First, I excluded "Science Writers" like Michael Shermer, Malcolm Gladwell, Jonah Lehrer and the like. This list is exclusive to "Actual Scientists" (Physicists, Biologists, Philosophers, etc.) that create the primary research that every one else just talks about. Secondly, every book has been published within the last 5 years. So, each subject is just about as fresh as can be expected.
I really enjoy this subject matter, I think it is the most important and relevant work being done today. So, if you feel like I do, then I hope this list helps you."
The Trouble With Physics: The Rise of String Theory, The Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next
The Trouble With Physics: The Rise of String Theory, The Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next
"I really like Lee Smolin. He takes a very pragmatic view of what Physics can do for us and its limitations. I also recommend you check out his earlier book: The Life of the Cosmos."
Beginnings of Cellular Life: Metabolism Recapitulates Biogenesis
Beginnings of Cellular Life: Metabolism Recapitulates Biogenesis
"Basic chemistry explained basically!"
Wetware: A Computer in Every Living Cell
Wetware: A Computer in Every Living Cell
"Again, cellular chemistry for the layman."
Information and the Nature of Reality: From Physics to Metaphysics
Information and the Nature of Reality: From Physics to Metaphysics
"Highly informative book on a very important topic; the nature of information as it pertains to interactions between entities."
Brain, Mind, and the Structure of Reality
Brain, Mind, and the Structure of Reality
"Best book on the quantum mind yet!"
Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness
Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness
"This book examines the problems with trying to connect physics with consciousness. Easy to read; non-technical."
Simply Complexity: A Clear Guide to Complexity Theory
Simply Complexity: A Clear Guide to Complexity Theory
"A primer to complexity."
Complexity: A Guided Tour
Complexity: A Guided Tour
"Complexity gets a bit more complex in this book!"
The Perfect Swarm: The Science of Complexity in Everyday Life
The Perfect Swarm: The Science of Complexity in Everyday Life
"Len Fisher writes great books, this is no exception."
Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain
Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain
"Damasio is a master in the world of neuroscience. He does great work, and then writes about it. His work on Mirror Neurons and Embodied/ Embedded/ Extended Cognition leads the field."
The Extended Mind (Life and Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psychology)
The Extended Mind (Life and Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psychology)
"A complete debate of Embodied/ Extended Mind."
Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension (Philosophy of Mind Series)
Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension (Philosophy of Mind Series)
"Advocate for Embodied/ Embedded/ Extended Cognition."
Making up the Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World
Making up the Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World
"Advocate for Embodied/ Embedded/ Extended Cognition."
The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human
The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human
"Ramachandran is great! His writing is top-notch."
The Body Has a Mind of Its Own: How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better
The Body Has a Mind of Its Own: How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better
"Advocate for Embodied/ Embedded/ Extended Cognition."
Subjectivity and Selfhood: Investigating the First-Person Perspective (Bradford Books)
Subjectivity and Selfhood: Investigating the First-Person Perspective (Bradford Books)
"A bit of a counterpoint to Embedded/ Embodied/ Extended Cognition of sorts. Zahavi argues for the necessity, or pragmatism of selfhood."
Your Brain Is (Almost) Perfect: How We Make Decisions
Your Brain Is (Almost) Perfect: How We Make Decisions
"Read Montague, in this book, brings together all the elements of this entire list. He writes so forcefully that no time or space is wasted. His "Efficient Computational Theory of Mind" is very smart. I highly recommend this book."
Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind (Philosophy of Mind Series)
Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind (Philosophy of Mind Series)
"Rupert tries to blend the two contrasting views of Computational Theory of Mind and the Extended Mind - a very singular work! This is a great example of compatibilism at work."
The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self
The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self
"A great book. Metzinger really knows how to 'think outside the black-box.' Very original ideas here."
Human: The Science Behind What Makes Your Brain Unique
Human: The Science Behind What Makes Your Brain Unique
"Gazzaniga is practically a legend in his own lifetime. A great book."
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
"Dan Ariely is great. A refreshingly new piece of original work in the field of Behavioral Economics."
The Bounds of Reason: Game Theory and the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences
The Bounds of Reason: Game Theory and the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences
"A new look at Game Theory and inter-disciplinary studies."
Neuroeconomics: Decision Making and the Brain
Neuroeconomics: Decision Making and the Brain
"This book is expensive, but a steal for the depth of information it covers."
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
"This is a reissue of a modern day classic."
Microeconomics: Behavior, Institutions, and Evolution (The Roundtable Series in Behavioral Economics)
Microeconomics: Behavior, Institutions, and Evolution (The Roundtable Series in Behavioral Economics)
"Fantastic organization of topics."
Evidence and Evolution: The Logic Behind the Science
Evidence and Evolution: The Logic Behind the Science
"Elliot Sober is a leading authority on evolutionary issues."
The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society
The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society
"I really enjoy reading Frans De Waal. He is a primatologist with a keen insight into the evolution of morality in primates."
SuperCooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed
SuperCooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed
"An excellent, excellent book. Takes Game Theory to a whole new level using the Prisoner's Dilemma."
Why We Cooperate (Boston Review Books)
Why We Cooperate (Boston Review Books)
"Next to De Waal, Tomasello is my next favorite authority on moral issues."
The Social Neuroscience of Empathy
The Social Neuroscience of Empathy
Rationality for Mortals: How People Cope with Uncertainty (Evolution and Cognition Series)
Rationality for Mortals: How People Cope with Uncertainty (Evolution and Cognition Series)
"Expensive, but Gigerenzer has specialized on the study of our unconscious decision-making, which separates him from the pack."
What Darwin Got Wrong
What Darwin Got Wrong
"Fodor holds some unorthodox views, but his critiques cannot be ignored."
Making the Social World: The Structure of Human Civilization
Making the Social World: The Structure of Human Civilization
"Searle is another man who is virtually a living legend. He always writes very interesting books."
The Fair Society: The Science of Human Nature and the Pursuit of Social Justice
The Fair Society: The Science of Human Nature and the Pursuit of Social Justice
"Peter Corning, the genius, tackles morality."
Biology Under the Influence: Dialectical Essays on Ecology, agriculture, and health
Biology Under the Influence: Dialectical Essays on Ecology, agriculture, and health
"Lewontin writes on broad biological issues that affect everyone. He is an evolutionary biologist whose work is heavily cited by others."
Mind and Consciousness: 5 Questions
Mind and Consciousness: 5 Questions
"Compilation."
Brainstorming: Views and Interviews on the Mind
Brainstorming: Views and Interviews on the Mind
"Compilation."
Are We Free? Psychology and Free Will
Are We Free? Psychology and Free Will
"Compilation."
Moral Sentiments and Material Interests: The Foundations of Cooperation in Economic Life (Economic Learning and Social Evolution)
Moral Sentiments and Material Interests: The Foundations of Cooperation in Economic Life (Economic Learning and Social Evolution)
"Compilation."
Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology (Bradford Books)
Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology (Bradford Books)
"Compilation."