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Citations (References) by Categories:  This is a collection of excerpts from hundreds of books and articles over 20 years placed here by categories below as hopefully a resource and an inspiration to others as well as for my own resource of reflective gems.  Notes, explanations, & recent additions are at bottom.  See also the complete source list for author index.

Biology
Comparative Cognition/Origin of Knowing
Constraints
Cultural Studies
Dynamic Systems Theory
Economics/Material Culture
Epistemology/How of Knowing
General/Theology/Love
Language/Communication
Mind/What is Knowing
Networks
Philosophy
Politics
Psychological History
Sociology
Subjectivity
2012 Citations
2013 Citations
2014 Citations
2015 Citations
2016 Citations
2017 Citations

Book/Source Index - List of all books and articles by author cited from all categories, referencing location.

 

And Gratitude to the many dedicated scientists, thinkers, and personal explorers pushing the envelope and teasing the mysteries in this fallow yet promising time.

The separation into the categories listed above is meant to make an unwieldy mass of quotations more accessible although the task proved to be somewhat arbitrary as the categories were formed from my own fall of '06 frame of mind and as content of citations defied categorization, often crossing multiple headings.  Individual quotations are stored in only one category, but books referenced might have their quotes distributed over several categories.  Each category of citations has a list of works cited at the bottom of its webpage although complete reference information is only with the quote.  It goes without saying that the selections are highly skewed by my idiosyncratic tastes; some quotes were gathered as support for ideas while others were gathered for my own memory or for further reflection. 

Reasons to use this citations resource:  it could help your research or your imagination; the works referenced are recent; there is a wide diversity of sources more so than is usually found in a given field; you could consider it as reading the "best of" some of the "best of" modern thought; the work of these authors deserves attention or at least consideration; the selection criteria is towards ideas that highlight fissures in our current paradigm and allow kneading a new one.

Reasons NOT to use this citations resource: it is an idiosyncratic selection from one person; selections are more ultimate-meaning oriented than are usually encountered in a given field; it is ultimately a small collection in our metastasizing intellectual landscape.

My Reasons to use this citations resource: it helps me to collect a set of good ideas so that I can reflect on them as my growth and reflections wander.  Having them on the web makes them accessible no matter where I am, and it provides a valuable backup for this large body of work.

WORKS ADDED AFTER 2012 (no longer listed nor separated into Concept Category web pages above but are simply collected & listed by year such as 2012 Citations page)

WORKS ADDED IN 2011 (partial list of books only):
Barnard, Alan. Social Anthropology and Human Origins.  CULT
Ellis, Nick & D. Larsen-Freeman et al. “Language Is a Complex Adaptive System:  LANG
De Swaan, Abram. Words of the World: The Global Language System  LANG
Enfield, N. & Levinson. Roots of Human Sociality: Culture, Cognition and Interaction.  C_COG, CULT, LANG, MIND,
Cartmill, Matt & Fred Smith. 2009. The Human Lineage.  BIOL, CULT
Kemp, T.S. The Origin and Evolution of Mammals  BIOL
Laland, Kevin & G. Brown. Sense and Nonsense: Evolutionary Perspectives on Human  BIOL, CULT
Konner, Melvin. The Evolution of Childhood: Relationships, Emotion, Mind.  BIOL, CULT
Bellah, Robert. Religion in Human Evolution  SOC
Fox, Warwick. A Theory of General Ethics: Human Relationships, Nature, and the Built Environment GEN
Hacking, Ian. The Social Construction of What?  PHIL
Kaletsky, Anatole. Capitalism 4.0: The Birth of a New Economy in the Aftermath of Crisis  ECON
Wallerstein, Immanuel. World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction  ECON, PHIL, POL, SOC
Harvey, David. The Enigma of Capital.  ECON
Gamble, Clive. Origins and Revolutions: Human Identity in Earliest Prehistory  CULT
Fitch, Tecumseh. The Evolution of Language.  LANG
Schulze-Makuch, Dirk and Louis Irwin. Life in the Universe: Expectations and Constraints  BIOL
Wimsatt, William. Re-Engineering Philosophy for Limited Beings: Piecewise Approximations  BIOL, PHIL
Gaukroger, Stephen. Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Early-Modern Philosophy.  PHIL
Harman, Graham. Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics.  PHIL
Collins, Randall. Interaction Ritual Chains. SOC
Turner, Jonathan. On the Origins of Human Emotions: A Sociological Inquiry  SOC
Turner, Jonathan & A. Maryanski. On the Origin of Societies by Natural Selection.  SOC

WORKS ADDED IN 2010 (partial list of books; no articles listed):
Searle, John. Making the Social World: The Structure of Human Civilization.  LANG, SOC
Chemero, Anthony. Radical Embodied Cognitive Science.  DST, MIND
Spivey, Michael. The Continuity of Mind.  DST, MIND
Murphy, Nancey & Warren Brown. Did My Neurons Make Me Do It?  CONST, LANG, MIND
Barberousse, Morange & Pradeu. Mapping the Future of Biology: Evolving Concepts  BIOL
Williams, R.J.P. & F. da Silva. The Chemistry of Evolution: The Development of our Ecosystem  BIOL
Minelli, Alessandro. Forms of Becoming: The Evolutionary Biology of Development.  BIOL
Bray, Dennis. Wetware: A computer in Every Living Cell.  BIOL
Pearl, Judea. Causality: Models, Reasoning, and Inference.  PHIL
Arthur, W. Brian. The Nature of Technology: What It Is and How it Evolves.  ECON
Berger, S., The Foundation of Non-Equilibrium Economics: The Principle of Circular  ECON
Gross, Matthias. Ignorance and Surprise: Science, Society, and Ecological Design  EPIS
Ulanowicz, Robert. A Third Window: Natural Life beyond Newton and Darwin BIO, CONST, NETS, PHIL
Patel, Raj. The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy  ECON
Sawyer, R. Keith. Social Emergence: Societies as Complex Systems  DST, ECON, PHIL, SOC
Boyd, Brian. On the Evolution of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction  C_COG, GEN, SOC
Kenneally, Christine. The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language  C_COG, LANG
Danchin, E., L. Giraldeau & F. Cezilly. Behavioural Ecology  BIOL, CULT
Shubin, Neil. Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-billion-year History of the Human Body  BIOL

WORKS ADDED IN 2009:
Richerson, Peter & Robert Boyd. Not by Genes Alone  BIOL, C_COG, CULT
Tomasello, Michael. Why We Cooperate C_COG, LANG
Ingold, Tim. The Perception of the Environment: Essays in livelihood  CULT, EPIS
Clark, Herbert. Using Language.  LANG
Hrdy, Sarah. Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding  C_COG, CULT, SOC
Greco, Thomas. The End of Money and the Future of Civilization  ECON
Latour, Bruno. Politics of Nature: How to Bring the Sciences into Democracy  PHIL, POL, ECON
Tomasello, Michael. Origins of Human Communication.  LANG
Parker, Andrew. In the Blink of an Eye: How Vision Sparked the Big Bang of Evolution.  BIOL
Mithen, Steven. The Prehistory of the Mind: The cognitive origins of art, religion C_COG
Mithen, Steven. The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind, and Body  LANG
Fauconnier, Gilles & Mark Turner. The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind’s  LANG, MIND, NETS
Gillespie, Michael Allen. The Theological Origins of Modernity  CULT, GEN, PHIL, SUBJ
Auerbach, Erich. Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature  PSY_H
Goldberg, Adele. Constructions at Work: The Nature of Generalization in Language  LANG
Clark, Andy. Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension  LANG, MIND
Burling, Robbins. The Talking Ape: How Language Evolved  LANG
Reid, Robert. Biological Emergences: Evolution by Natural Experiment BIOL
Deutscher, Guy. The Unfolding of Language: An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind’s Greatest Invention LANG
Moeller, Hans-Georg. Luhmann Explained: From Souls to Systems.  SOC
Renfrew, Colin. Prehistory: the Making of the Human Mind  CULT
Mithen, Steven. After the Ice: A Global Human History, 20,000 - 5,000 BC  CULT
Llinas, Rodolfo. I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self C_COG
Hurford, James. The Origins of Meaning.  C_COG, LANG

WORKS ADDED IN 2008:
Ingold, Tim. Lines: A Brief History.  BIOL, CULT, EPIS, LANG, NETS
Hudson, Richard.  Language Networks: The New Word Grammar  LANG
White, Harrison. Identity and Control: How Social Formations Emerge  SOC
Woodward, Ian. Understanding Material Culture  CULT, ECON, EPIS, SOC, SUBJ
Swidler, Ann. “Cultlure in Action: Symbols and Strategies.”  CULT
Taleb, Nassim. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable ECON, EPIS, NETS
Grewal, David. Network Power: The Social Dynamics of Globalization  NETS
Lanham, Richard. The Economics of Attention: Style and Substance in the Age of Information ECON, LANG, PHIL, SUBJ
Beinhocker, Eric. The Origin of Wealth: The Radical Remaking of Economics C_COG, DST, ECON, NETS
Shoda, Yuichi & S. Tiernan. Personality as a Dynamical System: Emergence of Stability and Distinctiveness  SUBJ
Thompson, William I. Natural Drift and the Evolution of Culture PHIL
Dyson, George. Darwin among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence MIND, PHIL
Gros, Claudius. 2008. Complex and Adaptive Dynamical Systems DST
Kitano, Hiroaki. Towards a theory of biological robustness  NETS, BIOL
Stahel, Andri. “Value from a complex dynamic system’s perspective ECON
Cupit, C.G. “The marriage of science and spirit: dynamic systems theory and the development of spirituality DST
Gibbs, Raymond. Embodiment and Cognitive Science DST, C_COG, LANG
Bloom, Howard. Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 21st Century GEN
Freeman, Walter. How Brains Make Up Their Minds DST, C_COG
Jenkins, Henry. Convergence Culture; Where Old and New Media Collide LANG, CULT, EPIS, POL
Hutchins, Edwin. Cognition in the Wild CONST, C_COG, LANG, NETS
Pattee, H.H., “The Physical Basis and Origin of Hierarchical Control.” BIOL, CONST
Rogers, Everett M. Diffusion of Innovations  C_COG, NETS
Valentine, James. On the Origin of Phyla, BIOL, NETS
Westerhoff, H.V. “Systems Biology: New Paradigms for Cell Biology and Drug Design.” BIOL
National Research Council. The New Science of Metagenomics: Revealing the Secrets of Our Microbial Planet BIOL
Ulvestad, Elling. Defending Life: The Nature of Host-Parasitic Relations BIOL
Knoll, Andrew H. Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth BIOL
Hochachka, Peter & G. Somero. Biochemical Adaptation: Mechanism and Process in Physiological Evolution. BIOL
Witherington, D & Crichton. Frameworks for Understanding Emotions and Their Development DST
Thompson, Evan. Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind. DST, BIOL
Ciliberti, Stefano, Martin & A. Wagner. Robustness Can Evolve Gradually in Complex NETS
Bar-Yam, Yaneer & Epstein. Response of Complex Networks to Stimuli. NETS
Bascompte, Jordano, Melian & Olesen. Nested Assembly of Plant-animal NETS
Kripal, Jeffrey. Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion. PSY_H
Tilly, Charles. Identities, Boundaries, & Social Ties  SOC, NETS, CONST

WORKS ADDED BETWEEN 1993 AND 2007:
These are listed by author in the source index but not by year

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