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A Companion to Genethics
A Mind So Rare
A Mood Apart
Acquiring Genomes
Adaptive Dynamics
Alterations of Consciousness
Altered Egos
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind
Are We Hardwired?
Being Human
Belief's Own Ethics
Beyond Genetics
Biological Complexity and Integrative Pluralism
Body Bazaar
Brain Evolution and Cognition
Cloning
Coherence in Thought and Action
Consciousness and the Novel
Consciousness Emerging
Consciousness Evolving
Consciousness in Action
Consciousness Recovered
Consciousness, Color, and Content
Creating Mental Illness
Darwinizing Culture
Decoding Darkness
Descriptions and Prescriptions
Dynamics in Action
Emotion
Empathy and Agency
Evolution
Evolution and the Human Mind
Evolution's Rainbow
Evolutionary Origins of Morality
Exploding the Gene Myth
Finding Consciousness in the Brain
From Certainty to Uncertainty
Furnishing the Mind
Genome
Getting Hooked
Heroes, Rogues, and Lovers
Heuristics and Biases
How to Solve the Mind-Body Problem
Human Nature and the Limits of Science
Human Trials
I of the Vortex
Improving Nature?
In Our Own Image
Individual Differences in Conscious Experience
Information Arts
Intelligence, Race, and Genetics
Intentions and Intentionality
Matters of the Mind
Mind and Mechanism
Models of the Self
My Double Unveiled
Narrative and Identity
Naturalism and the Human Condition
Neurons and Networks
Norms of Nature
Origins of Human Nature
Origins of Psychopathology
Oxford Guide to the Mind
Passionate Engines
Philosophy and the Neurosciences
Physicalism and Its Discontents
Playing God?
Promiscuity
Prozac Backlash
Psychiatry in the New Millenium
Psychological Concepts and Biological Psychiatry
Psychological Dimensions of the Self
Psychology
Rational Choice in an Uncertain World
Reclaiming Cognition
Redesigning Humans
Sociological Perspectives on the New Genetics
Sorting Things Out
Strong Feelings
Surprise, Uncertainty, and Mental Structures
Synesthesia : A Union of the Senses
The Barmaid's Brain
The Birth of the Mind
The Book of Life
The Caldron of Consciousness
The Century of the Gene
The Cognitive Basis of Science
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness
The Conscious Mind
The Debated Mind
The Developing Mind
The Dream Drugstore
The Dynamic Neuron
The Empirical Stance
The Evolution of Mind
The Illusion of Conscious Will
The Limits of Autobiography
The Madness of Adam and Eve
The Maladapted Mind
The Mind's Past
The Misunderstood Gene
The Nature of Consciousness
The Nature of Intelligence
The New Phrenology
The Presence of Mind
The Problem of the Soul
The Race for Consciousness
The Shattered Self
The Significance of Consciousness
The Social Construction of What?
The Terrible Gift
The Theory of Options
The Triumph of Sociobiology
The View from Within
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Understanding Cloning
Understanding Emotions
Understanding the Genome
Up From Dragons
What Genes Can't Do
What It Means to Be 98 Percent Chimpanzee
Where the Action Is
Who Rules in Science
Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid
Why We Lie
 
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