Edward O. Wilson: “The Social Conquest of Earth”

[1] E. O. Wilson, The Social Conquest of Earth. Liveright Publishing Corporation,U.S.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Testifies Before Senate on the Spirit of Exploration

[1] N. deGrasse Tyson, Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier. W. W. Norton & Company, 2012, p. 384.

Alain de Botton: The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

[1] A. D. Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work. Vintage, 2010, p. 336.

Iain McGilchrist and Michael Gazzaniga : The Divided Brain

[1] I. McGilchrist, The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World. Yale University Press, 2010, p. 608.
[2] M. S. Gazzaniga, Who's in Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain. Ecco, 2011.
[3] Iain McGilchrist's webpage
[4] Edge's page of Michael Gazzaniga
[5] V. S. Ramachandran, The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human. W. W. Norton & Company, 2011, p. 357.

History and Effects of the Civilization

[1] A History of Violence and Edge Master Class 2011 by Steven Pinker
[2] Edge.org
[3] S. Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. Viking Adult, 2011, p. 832.
[4] Steven Pinker Profile
[1] N. Ferguson, Civilization: The West and the Rest. Penguin Press HC, The, 2011, p. 432.

Justice with Michael Sandel

References [1] Harvard University Justice with Michael Sandel
[2] M. J. Sandel, Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? Farrar Straus Giroux, 2010, p. 320.

Mark Pagel: How language transformed humanity

[1] M. D. Pagel, Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind. WW Norton & Co, 2012, p. 384.

Professor Renata Salecl on The Paradox of Choice

[1] R. Salecl, Choice (Big Ideas), Profile Books Ltd, 2011.
[2] Wikipedia page's of R. Salecl

First as Tragedy, Then as Farce by Slavoj Zizek

David Eagleman on Possibilianism


[1] Possibilian web site
[2] D. Eagleman, Sum: Tales from the Afterlives, Canongate Books Ltd, 2010.
[3] D. Eagleman web site

Richard Rhodes: Twilight of the Bombs

[1] R. Rhodes, The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons, Knopf Publishing Group, 2010.
[2] Wikipedia page on Richard Rhodes

21st century enlightenment


[1] The RSA
[2] Cognitive Media

The new science of morality




[1] Edge.org
[2] J. Henrich, S.J. Heine, and A. Norenzayan, "The weirdest people in the world?," The Behavioral and brain sciences, vol. 33, 2010, pp. 1-23.
[3] Jonathan Haidt, The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
[4] H. Mercier and D. Sperber, "Why do humans reason? Arguments for an argumentative theory," Behavioral and Brain Sciences., 2010.

Jaron Lanier - You Are Not A Gadget


[1] J.Lanier home page
[2] J. Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto, Knopf Publishing Group, 2010.
[3] J. Lanier, The First Church of Robotics, NYTime
[4] Digital Maoism: The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism By Jaron Lanier

Daniel Dennett, Jeff Hawkins & Sebastian Seung, Conscience and brain theory


[1] D.C. Dennett, Consciousness Explained, Penguin Books Ltd, 2007.
[2] J. Hawkins and S. Blakeslee, On Intelligence, St. Martin's Griffin, 2005.
[3] D. George and J. Hawkins, "Towards a mathematical theory of cortical micro-circuits.," PLoS computational biology, vol. 5, 2009, p. e1000532.
[4] Numenta, Inc