Burks Bibliography

I doubt that it's quite complete. Basically it's everything that I could find via the Internet. I've never actually read anything by Arthur W. Burks, but I do expect to read an article or two on Peirce by him soon!

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I had been expanding the Charles Sanders Peirce bibliography, and became accustomed to 'Net-surfing for an author's works. I became curious about Arthur W. Burks (who edited volumes 7 & 8 of the Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce), and proceeded to beef up his little Wikipedia page's bibliography. Then he died, and I added a further bunch of articles that I dug up. Often with links. Then somebody came along and complained that the bibliography was longer than the main article, against Wikipedia guidelines, etc., so I stalled a bit, but then cut it down pretty much to books and just a few articles. But I kept the work that I had done, and, now that I have a place to put it online, I've even expanded it.

His wife Alice wrote at least one children's book, co-wrote some books with Arthur, and wrote a book of her own on their battle with others over the question of who invented the computer.

To sort by whether it's article, book, or report, sort the Link column. I hope I distinguished articles from reports correctly in every case. Many of those reports are both in Michigan U's Engineering College's collection of technical reports and in Michigan U's Philosophy Department's collection of papers.
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1943-03 Burks, Arthur W. Peirce's Conception of Logic as a Normative Science The Philosophical Review, Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 187-193. March 1943. Article JSTOR 
1946  Burks, Arthur W.; Goldstine, Herman Heine; Von Neumann, John Preliminary discussion of the logical design of an electronic computer instrument Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 42 pages, June 1946. Article gratis Deep Blue 
1946-04 Burks, Arthur W. Laws of Nature and Reasonableness of Regret Mind, New Series, Vol. 55, No. 218 (Apr., 1946), pp. 170-172. Article MIND 
1946-10 Burks, Arthur W. Peirce's Theory of Abduction Philosophy of Science, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 301-306. October 1946. Article JSTOR 
1947 Burks, Arthur W., Goldstine, Herman H., & von Neumann, John Preliminary discussion of the logical design of an electronic computing instrument Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 2nd edition 1947. Reprinted on pp. 97-142 of Papers of John von Neumann on Computers and Computer Theory, William Aspray and Arthur W. Burks, eds., MIT Press, Cambridge, 1987. Article gratis 
1950-04 Burks, Arthur W. & Copi, Irving M. Lewis Carroll's barber shop paradox University Press, offprinted from Mind, vol. LIX, pp. 219-222, April 1950. Article MIND 
1951-04 Burks, Arthur W. A Theory of Proper Names Philosophical Studies, Vol. 2, pp. 36-45. Article SpringerLink 
1952  Burks, Arthur W.; Warren, Don W.; Wright, Jesse B. Truth-function evaluation using the Polish notation  Article gratis Deep Blue 
1952 Burks, Arthur W. & Wright, Jesse Bowdle Theory of Logical Nets Burroughs Adding Machine Co. (says Amazon); University of Michigan Engineering Research Institute (says Google Books); 52 pages. Article gratis Deep Blue 
1952-06-01 (date in actual report) Burks, Arthur W.; Pollmar, Carl H; Warren, Don W.; Wright, Jesse B. Language conversion for digital computers: general introduction and volume I, the logical realization of transliterative functions  Report gratis Deep Blue 
1954 Burks, Arthur W.; Copi, Irving M.; Warren, Don W. Languages for analysis of clerical problems  Report gratis Deep Blue 
1954 Burks, Arthur W.; Pollmar, Carl H.; Warren, Don W.; Wright, Jesse B. The folded tree  Report gratis Deep Blue 
1954 Burks, Arthur W.; Pollmar, Carl H.; Warren, Don W.; Wright, Jesse B. Complete decoding nets: general theory and minimality  Report gratis Deep Blue 
1954 Burks, Arthur W. & Copi, Irving M. The logical design of an idealized general-purpose computer Burroughs Corporation Research Center (says Amazon); University of Michigan Engineering Research Institute (says Google Books); 154 pages. Book text gratis Deep Blue 
1954-08-15 (date in actual report) Burks, Arthur W.; Pollmar, Carl H.; Warren, Don W.; Wright, Jesse B.  Language conversion for digital computers. Vol. 2 : The physical realization of code and format conversion  Report gratis Deep Blue 
1955-08 Burks, Arthur W.; McNaughton, Robert; Pollmar, Carl H.; Warren, Don W.; Wright, Jesse B. The folded tree  Article gratis Deep Blue 
1956 Burks, Arthur W. & Wang, Hao The logic of automata Air Research and Development Command (says Amazon). University of Michigan Engineering Research Institute (says Google Books); 60 pages.  Report gratis Deep Blue 
1956 Burks, Arthur W. The logic of fixed and growing automata Engineering Research Institute, University of Michigan, 34 pages. Report title Google search 
1958 Peirce, Charles Sanders & Burks, Arthur W., ed. Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce Volumes 7 & 8 Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, also Belnap Press (of Harvard University Press) edition, vols. 7-8 bound together, 798 pages (ISBN 0-674-13803-1), released in InteLex CD-ROM, reprinted in 1998 Thoemmes Continuum. Book entry with detailed info & links in Charles Sanders Peirce bibliography 
1959 Burks, Arthur W.; Wang, Hao; & Holland, John Henry Application of logic to the design of computing machines: Final report University of Michigan Research Institute, under contract with the USAF, 26 pages. Report gratis Deep Blue 
1959  Burks, Arthur W.; Wang, Hao; Holland, John H. Application of logic to the design of computing machines: final report  Report gratis Deep Blue 
1959  Burks, Arthur W. Computation, behavior, and structure in fixed and growing automata : technical report Report reprinted in Self-Organizing Systems, Marshall C. Yovits & Scott Cameron, eds., New York, pp. 282-311 Report gratis Deep Blue 
1960-07 Burks, Arthur W.; Büchi, J. Richard; Elgot, Calvin C.; Wright, Jesse B. Design algorithms in automata languages: final report  Report gratis Deep Blue 
1961-02 Burks, Arthur W. & Wright, Jesse B. Sequence generators and digital computers : technical report.  Report gratis Deep Blue 
1961-09 Burks, Arthur W. & Wright, Jesse B. Sequence generators and formal languages: technical report  Report gratis Deep Blue 
1962-08 Burks, Arthur W.; Crichton, J. Willison; Finley, Marion R. Machine adaptive systems : quarterly report no. 1.  Report gratis Deep Blue 
1962-09 Burks, Arthur W.; Wright, Jesse B. Sequence generators, graphs, and formal languages Elsevier Article gratis Deep Blue 
1962-10 Burks, Arthur W.; Crichton, J. Willison; Finley, Marion R.  Machine adaptive systems : quarterly report no. 2.  Report gratis Deep Blue 
1963  Holland, John Henry; Burks, Arthur W.; Crichton, J. Willison; Finley, Marion R. Machine adaptive systems: final report  Report gratis Deep Blue 
1964  Burks, Arthur W. Language and automata : final report : 14 March 1963-13 March 1964  Report gratis Deep Blue 
1965 Burks, Arthur W. Language and automata : final report (1 June 1964 - 31 May 1965)  Report gratis Deep Blue 
1966 Von Neumann, John & Burks, Arthur W. Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata University of Illinois Press. Book by John von Neumann, edited & completed by Arthur W. Burks Book title Google search 
1966 Burks, Arthur W. Language and automata : final report (1 June 1965 - 30 September 1966)  Report gratis Deep Blue 
1969  Burks, Arthur W. Von Neumann's self-reproducing automata : technical report  Report gratis Deep Blue 
1971 Burks, Arthur W. On backwards-deterministic, erasable, and Garden-of-Eden automata  Report gratis Deep Blue 
1971 Burks, Arthur W., ed. Essays on Cellular Automata  University of Illinois Press, 375 pages, hardcover. ISBN 978-0252000232, ISBN 0252000234  Book title Google search 
1972 Burks, Arthur W. Logic, Computers, and Men Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, Vol. 46, (1972 - 1973), pp. 39-57. Article JSTOR 
1974-12 Burks, Arthur W. Models of deterministic systems Mathematical Systems Theory, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 295-308, Dec. 1974, Springer-Verlag. Article gratis Deep Blue 
1978 Burks, Arthur W. Computers and control in society  Gratis Deep Blue but their links seem to lead wrong, to "Correlation Between Noise Voltages In Antenna Systems" with no instance of name "Burks" 
1978 Burks, Arthur W. From ENIAC to the stored program computer : two revolutions in computers  Article gratis Deep Blue 
1978 Burks, Arthur W. Chance, Cause and Reason: An Inquiry into the Nature of Scientific Evidence University of Chicago Press, 694 pages, hardcover (ISBN 978-0226080871, ISBN 0226080870), paperback (ISBN 978-0226080888, ISBN 0226080889). Book title Google search 
1978-09 Burks, Arthur W. Review of The New Elements of Mathematics by Charles S. Peirce, Carolyn Eisele, ed. Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 84, no. 5, September 1978. Article gratis Wikisource, where there's also a link to Project Muse gratis PDF 
1979 Burks, Arthur W. Computer Science and Philosophy Current Research in the Philosophy of Science, Peter Asquith & Henry E. Kyberg, Jr., eds., pp. 399-420. Article title Google search 
1980 Burks, Arthur W. Man: Sign or Algorithm? A Rhetorical Analysis of Peirce's Semiotics Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Vol. 16, No. 4, fall 1980, pp. 279-292. Article title Google search 
1981 Burks, Arthur W. and Burks, Alice R. The ENIAC: First General-Purpose Electronic Computer Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 3, no. 4, October 1981, pp. 310-399. ISSN 1058-6180 Article CS Digitial Library 
1983 Burks, Alice R.; Shirley McLaughlin (illustrator) Leela and the Leopard Hunt Methuen Publishing Ltd. Children's book. ISBN 978-0416231304. Book title Google search 
1984 Burks, Arthur W. Computers, Control, and Intentionality Science, computers, and the information onslaught, Kerr, Braithwaite, Metropolis, Sharp, & Rota, eds., pp. 29-55. Article via book title Google Search 
1986 Burks, Arthur W. An Architectural Theory of Functional Consciousness Current Issues in Teleology, University Press of America, New York, Rescher, ed., pp. 1-14. Article via book title Google search 
1988 Burks, Alice R. & Burks, Arthur W. The First Electronic Computer: The Atanasoff Story University of Michigan Press, 400 pages, hardcover (ISBN 978-0472100903, ISBN 0472100904), paperback (ISBN 978-0472081042, ISBN 0472081047) Book U of Michigan Press catalog page 
1988 Burks, Arthur W. The Logic of Evolution, and the Reduction of Coherent-Holistic Systems to Hierarchical-Feedback Systems. Causation in Decision, Belief, Change, and Statistics, William Harper & Bryan Skyrms, eds., Dordrecht, Holland: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 135-191. Article via book title Google search 
1988-09 Burks, Arthur W. Teleology and logical mechanism Synthese 76 (3): 333-370, Kluwer Academic Publishers; Springer Science+Business Media Article gratis Deep Blue 
1990 Salmon, Merrilee H., ed. The Philosophy of Logical Mechanism: Essays in honor of Arthur W. Burks with his responses Springer, 552 pages, hardcover (ISBN 978-0792303251, ISBN 0792303253).  Book title Google search 
1992 Moore, Edward C. & Burks, Arthur W. Three Notes on the Editing of the Works of Charles S. Peirce Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Vol 28, No. 1, winter 1992, pp. 83-106. Article title Google search 
1996-03 Burks, Arthur W. Peirce's evolutionary pragmatic idealism Kluwer Academic Publishers; Springer Science+Business Media Article gratis Deep Blue 
2003 Burks, Alice R.  Who Invented the Computer?: The Legal Battle That Changed History Prometheus Books, Amherst, NY, 415 pages, foreword by Douglas R. Hofstadter, hardcover (ISBN 978-1591020349 ISBN 1-59102-034-4) Book Prometheus catalog page 
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