Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Foundational Efforts of the NoumenaMind Engine

As with any endeavor that requires a bit of mental fortitude we need to not only have our own inspirations and intellectual glimpses into something special but also the ability to understand other scientists work. To help me accomplish this I have over the last 2 years purchased a large number of books - not only because I was fundamentally unfamiliar with a lot of the issues but there are definitely pieces of work that influenced the direction of the NoumenaMind Cognitive Engine.


The bibliography is one of the most important chapters of any book, to me. Here you will find books that not only shaped and guided my work, but also served as direct (as noted in the book) and indirect inspiration. If you read the “Shaping of GLR” inconjunction with having this chapter open – you can gain great insight into the thought processes and the gedanken experiments that went into the underlying cognitive mechanisms. These books are part of my personal library.


Advances in AGI, Goertzel


Piagets Theory of Cognitive Development, Wadsworth

Rigid Flexbility, Wang

Piagets Theory of Intellectual Development, Ginsburg

The Mathematics of Games of Strategy, Dresher

The Compleat Strategyst, Williams

Leviathan, Hobbes

Artificial Minds, Franklin

What is Thought, Baum

Lifes Solution, Morris

Synaptic Self, Ledoux

Semantic Cognition, Rogers

Dreams of Reason, Pagels

The Theory of Evolution, Maynard Smith

Evolutionary Computation 3rd, Fogel

Computational Intelligence, Fogel

Applied Evolutionary Algorithms, Hercock

Introduction to Aritificla Intelligence, Jackson

Principles of Aritifical Intelligence, Nilsson

Simple Minds, Lloyd

The Causes of Evolution, Haldane

Mind Design II, Haugeland

Neural Darwinism, Edelman

A Universe of Consciousness, Edelman

The Remembered Present, Edelman,

Darwin, Eldridge

Society of Mind, Minsky

Emotional Machine, Minsky

Mapping the Mind, Carter

The Hidden Pattern, Goertzel

Growing Artificial Societies, Epstein

The Emotional Brain, Ledoux

Evolutionary Computation: The Fossil Record, Fogel

DNA, Watson

On Evolution, Glick

Wider Then the Sky, Edelman

Second Nature, Edelman

Bright Air, Brilliant Fire, Edelman

Mathematica, Wolfram

Adaptation and Natural Selection, Williams

The Engine of Reason and the Seat of the Soul, Churchland

Evolutionary Dynamics, Nowak

How we Think, Dewey

The Concept of the Mind, Ryle

Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, Rand

BrainChildren, Dennet

The Mystery of Consciousness, Searle

Cellular Automata, Gutowitz

Cellular Automata, Toffoli

Computer Virus, Artificial Life and Evolution, Ludwig

Induction, Holland

Artifical Life, Levy

New Constructions in Cellular Automata, Griffearth

The Minds I, Hofstadler

Complexity, Lewin

The Fractal Geometry of Nature, Mandelbrot

How the Mind Works, Pinker

At Home in the Universe, Kauffman

Investigations, Kauffman

Chaos, Gleick

Creation, Grand

Complexity, Waldrop

The Analogical Mind, Gentner

An Introduction to Generic Algorithms, Mitchell

The Way We Think, Fauconnier

Mappings in Thought and Languages, Fauconnier

Mental Spaces, Fauconnier

Self Organization in Biological Systems, Carmazine

Growing up with Lucy, Grand

Hidden Order, Holland

Self-Organized Criticality, Jensen

The Blue and Brown Book, Wittgenstein

The Origins of Order, Kauffman

Adapation in Natural and Artifical Systems, Holland

The Mechanical Mind, Crane

Evolutionary Computing, Fogel

On Intelligence, Hawkins

Artificial Intelligence, Norvig

Cellular Automata and Complexity, Wolfram

Games of Life, Sigmund

The Garden in the Machine, Emmeche

Signs of Life, Sole

Blondie24, Fogel

Philosophical Investigations, Wittgenstein

Conceptual Spaces,Gardenfors

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Wittgenstein

The Recursive Universe, Poundstone

Neurophilosophy, Churchland

The Armchair Universe, Dewdney

Chaos Theory Tamed, Williams

Gregor Mendel, Mawer

In Search of Memory, Kandel

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Locke

The Emperor'sNew Mind, Penrose

The Road to Reality, Penrose

Shadows of the Mind, Penrose

Metamagical Themas, Hofstadter

Godel, Escher, Bach , Hofstadter

Fluid Concepts, Hofstadter

The TinkerToy Computer, Dewdney

A New Kinds of Science,Wolfram

Analogy Making as Perception, Mitchell

Genesis Redux, Rietman

Creating Artifical Life, Rietman

Exploring the Geometry of Nature, Rietman

Topobiology, Edelman

Mind Tools, Rucker

Introduction To Logic, Kant

Critique of Practical Reason, Kant

Critique of Pure Reason, Kant

Critique of Judgement, Kant

Metaphysic of Morals, Kant

Ancestors Tale, Dawkins

The Blind Watchmaker, Dawkins

The Selfish Gene, Dawkins

Darwin's Dangerous Idea, Dennett

Recollections of My Life, Cajal

Perfect Symmetry, Pagel

The Fabric of the Cosmos, Greene

Elegant Universe, Greene

The Cosmic Code, Pagel

Key Philosophical Writings,Descartes

Minds, Brains and Science, Searle

Advice for a Young Investigator, Cajal

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, Darwin

The Lifebox, the SeaShell and the Soul, Rucker

Nerve Endings, Rapport

Sparse Distributed Memory, Kanerva

Computers and Thought, Feigenbaum

Pattern Classification 2nd ed, Duda

Treatise of Human Nature, Hume

I am a Strange Loop, Hofstadter

Perceptrons, Minsky

The Intentional Stance, Dennett

Brainstorms, Dennett

Freedom Evolves, Dennett

Consciousness Explained, Dennett

Daniel Dennett Essays, Brook

Elbow Room, Dennett

Modularity of Mind, Fodor

Unified Theories of Cognition, Newell

The Genius Engine, Stein

The Evolving Brain, Steen

The Architecture of Cognition, Anderson

NeuroComputing 1, Anderson, et al

NeuroComputing 2, Anderson, et. al

The Design of Brain, Ashby

Introduction to Cybernetics, Ashby

Living Control Systems 1, Powers

Living Control Systems 2, Powers

Behavior: The Control of Perception, Powers

Artificial General Intelligence, Goertzel

The Evolution of Cooperation, Axelrod

The Structure of Evolutionary Theory, Gould

The Essential Gould, Gould

Physiological Psychology, Milner

The Neurological Basis of Motivation, Milner

Cognitive Processes and the Brain: An Enduring Problem in Psychology, Milner

Metaphors We Live By, Lakoff

Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things, Lakoff

The Autonomous Brain: A Neural Theory of Attention and Learning, Milner

The Organization of Behavior: A Neuropsychological Theory, Hebb

Psychology: The Briefer Course, James

The Fourth Dimension, Hilton

Essay on Mind, Hebb

Programming the Universe, Lloyd

The Intelligent Universe, Gardner

A User's Guide to the Brain, Ratey

An Alchemy of Mind, Ackerman

Beyond AI, Hall

The Artilect War, DeGaris

Parallel Distributed Processing, Volume 1, McClelland
Parallel Distributed Processing, Volume 2 , Rumelhart

Monday, August 27, 2007