The Quantum Heterogeneity of Dasein: 5 Genetic Ontologies
Representative Texts


Eelco Runia, Moved by the Past: Discontinuity and Historical Mutation (Columbia U. Press, 2014)

Allan Mazur, Biosociology of Dominance and Deference (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005)

Christopher Boesch, Wild Cultures: A Comparison Between Chimpanzee and Human Cultures (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

"Human cumulative culture: a comparative perspective," Lewis G. Dean1,∗,†, Gill L. Vale2,†, Kevin N. Laland1, Emma Flynn3 and Rachel L. Kendal, Biol. Rev. (2013)

The Evolution of Primate Societies, John C. Mitani, Josep Call, Peter M. Kappeler, Ryne A. Palombit, and Joan Silk, eds. (University of Chicago Press, 2012)

Franz de Waal, Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex among Apes ()

Franz de Waal, Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are ()

Raymond Corbey, The Metaphysics of Apes: Negotiating the Animal-Human Boundary (Cambridge, 2005)

T. D. Price and G. M. Feinman, Chapter 1, “Social Inequality and the Evolution of Human Social Organization”, in Pathways to Power: New Perspectives on the Emergence of Social Inequality (Springer, 2010)

Kenneth Ames, "On the evolution of the human capacity for inequality and/or egalitarianism," in Pathways to Power.  (Enter title as Google search term and download pdf.)
"Collective Violence: Comparison Between Youths and Chimpanzees," by Richard W. Wrangham (Department of Antroropology, Peabody Museum, Harvard University) and Michael L. Wilson (Department of Ecology and Behavior, University of Minnesota, and Gombe Stream Research Centre, the Jane Goodall Institute, Tanzania) in  Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1036: 233–256 (2004)

Julia Adams and Mounira M. Charrad, Patrimonial Power in the Modern World (Sage, 2011)

 Getty, Practicing Stalinism (Yale, 2013)

Norman Yoffee, Myths of the Archaic State: Evolution of the Earliest Cities, States, and Civilizations (Cambridge, 2005)

Bruce G. Trigger, Understanding Early Civilizations (Cambridge, 2003)

Andrew Whiten, Robert A. Hinde, Christopher B. Stringer, and Kevin Laland, eds., Culture Evolves (Oxford University Press, 2012)

Christopher Boesch, Wild Cultures: A Comparison Between Chimpanzee and Human Cultures (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Philip G. Chase, The Emergence of Culture. The Evolution of a Uniquely Human Way of Life (Springer, 2006)

Andrew Whiten and David Erdal, "The human socio-cognitive niche and its evolutionary origins," Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B (2012) 367, 2119–2129

Carel P. van Schaik and Judith M. Burkart, "Social learning and evolution: the cultural intelligence hypothesis," Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B (2011) 366, 1008–1016

Kent Flannery and Joyce Marcus, The Creation of Inequality: How Our Prehistoric Ancestors Set the Stage for Monarchy, Slavery, and Empire (Harvard, 2012)

T. Douglas Price, Gary M. Feinman, Pathways to Power: New Perspectives on the Emergence of Social Inequality (Springer, 2010)

Philippe Descola, Beyond Nature and Culture (University Of Chicago Press, 2013)

Maurice Gauchet, The Disenchantment of the World: a Political History of Religion (Princeton, 1997)

Marlene Zuk, Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live (2013)

Ressentiment & the Mechanisms of Defense
(despotic regime)

Nietzsche,  Spinoza, Freud, Klein

Nietzsche, Geneology of Morals

Simon Clarke, Social Theory, Psychoanalysis and Racism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003)

Andrew Bard Schmookler, The Parable of the Tribes: the Problem of Power in Social Evolution (State University of New York Press, 1995)

Deleuze & Guatarri, Anti-Oedipus

Michael André Bernstein, Bitter Carnival : ressentiment and the abject hero (Princeton University Press, 1992)

Eli Rozik, The roots of theatre: rethinking ritual and other theories of origin (University of Iowa Press, 2002)

Julia Adams and Mounira M. Charrad, Patrimonial Power in the Modern World (Sage, 2011)

Frank John Ninivaggi, Envy Theory: Perspectives on the Psychology of Envy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010)

Fyodor Dostoevski, Notes from Underground

Thomas Asbridge, The First Crusade: A New History (Oxford, 2004)

Puritanism as a Revolutionary IdeologyMichael Walzer, History and Theory, Vol. 3, No. 1 (1963), pp. 59-90

Tim Blanning, The Pursuit of Glory:  Europe 1648 -1815 (Viking, 2007)

Darrin M. McMahon, Enemies of the Enlightement: the French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity (Oxford University Press, 2001)


Arno J. Mayer, Dynamics of Counterrevolution in Europe, 1870—1956 (Harper Torchbooks, 1971)

Arno J. Mayer, The Persistence Of The Old Regime : Europe To The Great War (Pantheon Books, 1981)

Robert O. Paxton, The Anatomy of Fascism (Knopf, 2004)

Aristotle Kallis, Genocide and Fascism: the Eliminationist Drive in Fascist Europe (Routledge, 2009)

Jacques Semelin, Purify and Destroy: The Political Uses of Massacre and Genocide (Columbia University Press, 2007)

Roger Griffith, Modernism and Fascism: The Sense of a Beginning under Mussolini and Hitler (Pallgrave Macmillan, 2007)

Ian Kershaw, Hitler, 1889-1936: Hubris (W.W. Norton & Co., 1998)

Macgregor Knox, To the Threshold of Power: 1922/33: Origins and Dynamics of the Fascist and National Socalist Dictatorshhips, Volume 1 (Cambridge, 2007)

Helmut Walser Smith, The Continuities of German History: Nation, Religion, and Race across the Long Nineteenth Century (Cambridge, 2008)

R. J. B. Bosworth, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Fascism (Oxford University Press, 2009)

Mary Vincent, "The Spanish Church and the Popular Front: the experience of Salamanca province," in Martin S. Alexander and Helen Graham, eds., The French and Spanish Popular Fronts (Cambridge University Press, 1989)

fascism in America

Anatol Levien, America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism (Oxford University Press, 2005)

Bruce Clayton, "No Ordinary History: W. J. Cash's The Mind of the South", in  Charles W. Eagles, The Mind of the South: Fifty Years Later (University Press of Mississippi, 1992)

W. J. Cash, The Mind of the South (Alfred A. Knopf, 1941)

Dan T Carter, From George Wallace to New Gingrich

Thomas Frank, What's the Matter with Kansas

Kim Phillips-Fein, Invisible Hands: the Making of the Conservative Movement from the New Deal to Reagan (W. W. Norton, 2009)

Jackson Lears, Rebirth of a Nation: the Making of Modern America, 1877-1920 (2009)

Joseph E. Lowndes, From the New Deal to the New Right : race and the southern origins of modern conservatism (2008)

Don E. Carleton, Red scare! Right-wing hysteria, fifties fanaticism, and their legacy in Texas (Austin, Tex. : Texas Monthly Press, 1985)

Thomas B. Edsall, Building Red America: the New Conservative Coalition and the Drive for Permanent Power (Basic Books, 2006)

Michael W. Miles, The Odyssey of the American Right (Oxford University Press, 1980)

Richard M. Freeland, The Truman Doctrine and the origins of McCarthyism: foreign policy, domestic politics, and internal security, 1946-1948  (New York University Press, 1985)

James William Gibson, Warrior Dreams: Violence and Manhood in Post-Vietnam America (Hill and Wang, 1994)

FOX News


the Will to Power


Progressive Narcissism

Nietzsche, Hegel, Vygotsky

Michael Eldridge(?), "The German Bildung Tradition";  2007 Conference Program

*Charles Taylor, The Secular Age (Harvard, 2007)

Charles Taylor, Sources of the Self

David Bakhurst, The Formation of Reason (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)

*John Dupré, Processes of Life: Essays in the Philosophy of Biology (Oxford, 2012)

Frank John Ninivaggi, Envy Theory: Perspectives on the Psychology of Envy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010)

*Terry Pinkard, Hegel: A Biography (Cambridge University Press, 2000), pp. 49-50; 269-275; 369-370; 486-487

*Shlomo Avineri, Hegel's Theory of the Modern State (Cambridge University Press, 1972), pp. 77-78; 132-139; 144-147; 166

*Marshall W. Alcorn, Jr., Narcissism and the Literary Libido: Rhetoric, Text, and Subjectivity (New York University Press, 1994)

Elizabeth Lunbeck, The Americanization of Narcissism (Harvard, 2014)

*Marshall Berman, All That is Solid Melts Into Air (Penguin, 1988)

Margaret C. Jacob, The Radial Enlightenment: Pantheists, Freemasons and Republicans (George Allen & Unwin, 1981)

Margaret C. Jacob, The First Knowledge Economy:Human Capital and the European Economy,1750-1850 (Cambridge, 2014)

*Franco Moretti, The Way of the World: The Bildungsroman in European Culture (Verso, 2000);

*Stephen Rumph, Mozart and Enlightenment Semiotics (University of California Press, 2012);

*Harold Mah, Enlightenment Phantasies: Cultural Identity in France and Germany, 1750-1914;

*Dena Goodman, The Republic of Letters: A Cultural History of the French Enlightenment (Cornell, 1996)

*Sophia Rosenfeld, A Revolution in Language: The Problem of Signs in Late Eighteenth-Century France (Stanford, 2001)

E. P. Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class (Vintage, 1966)

Jonathon Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (Yale, 2001)

Richard Schneirov, Labor and Urban Politics: Class Conflict and the Origins of Modern Liberalism in Chicago, 1864-97 (University of Illinois Press, 1998)

Charles Postel, The Populist Vision (Oxford, 2007)

Robin D. G. Kelley, Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression (University of North Carolina Press, 1990)

*S.A. Smith, Revolution and the People in Russia and China: A Comparative History (Cambridge Univesity Press, 2008)

Steve Fraser, Labor Will Rule: Sidney Hillman and the Rise of American Labor; (Free Press, 1991)

*Daniel T. Rodgers, Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age (Harvard, 2000)

Joseph A. McCartin, Labor's Great War: The Struggle for Industriaal Democracy and the Origins  of Modern America Labor Relations, 1912-1921 (University of North Carolina Press, 1997)

Henry Kraus, Heroes of the Unwritten Story: The UAW, 1934-39 (University of Illinois Press, 1993)

Bud Simons, Interview by Jack Skeels (Reuther Archives, 1960)

Francine Hirsch, Empire of Nations: Ethnographic Knowledge and the Making of the Soviet Union (Cornell, 2005)

Zelnick, Dewey, Lenin, Vygotsky, Bronfenbrenner; CULTURAL HISTORICAL ACTIVITY THEORY  Link

Mary Stanton, Journey toward Justice: Juliette Hampton Morgan and the Montgomery Bus Boycott (University of Georgia Press, 2006)


*Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road;

*Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland (2013)

UAW Interviews.  Saul Wellman; Joe Adams; Edmund Kord; Norman Bully; Larry Jones; Cliff Williams; Ziggy Mize; Murray Body exec comm. minutes

ALSO SEE  list of authorities (Cognitive Development)

(the incredible shrinking self)


Regressive Narcissism and the culture of consumption

repressive desublimation

the last man



*Steve Hal, Simon Winlow and Craig Ancrum, Criminal Identities and Consumer Culture: crime, exclusion and the new culture of narcissism (Willan Publishing, 2008)

Alain Ehrenberg, The Weariness of the Self: Diagnosing the History of Depression in the Contemporary Age ( (McGill-Queens University Press, 2010)

Eva Illouz, Cold Intimacies: the Making of Emotional Capitalism (Polity, 2007)

*Bülent Diken, Nihilism (Routledge, 2009)

Stanton Peele, Diseasing of America (Lexington, 1989)

Bernard Stiegler, The re-enchantment of the world : the value of spirit against industrial populism

Bernard Reginster, The Affirmation of Life: Nietzsche on Overcoming Nihilism (Harvard, 2006)

Robin Usher, Ian Bryant and Rennie Johnston, Adult Education and the Postmodern Challenge (Routledge, 1997)

Alissa Quart, Republic of Outsiders: the power of amateurs, dreamers, and rebels (New Press, 2014)

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food (New York Times, February 20, 2013)

Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent (the New York Times, September 10, 2014)

Scott Stossel, My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind (Knopf, 2014)

Blake Bailey, The Splendid Things We Planned: A Family Portrait (Norton, 2014)

Allen Frances, Saving Normal: An Insider's Revolt Against Out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life (William Morrow, 2014)

The DSM-5 in Perspective: Philosophical Reflections on the Psychiatric Babel

The Myth of Autism: Medicalising Men's and Boys' Social and Emotional Competence

"Core Connection" - an article in printed edition of Irish Examiner 3rd Feb

Gary Greenberg, The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry (

____________, Manufacturing Depression

Robert Whitaker, Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America (

 Javier C. Hernandez, Common Core, in 9-Year-Old Eyes (New York Times 6-14-14)

Thomas Edsall, The Downward Ramp (New York Times 6-11-14) 

, The Immigrant Advantage,  (New York Times)

Novels.  Michel Houellebecq: The Map and the Territory (2010), The Possibility of an Island (2005), The Elementary Particles (1998), and Platform (2001); Richard Powers, Generosity: an Enhancement (2009); Choire Sicha, Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (c. AD 2009) in a Large City (2013); DBC Pierre, Vernon God Little (Grove Press, 2012); Richard Powers, Generosity ()

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