Thursday, August 30, 2007

Pre-History of Cognitive Science

This site is more about philosophy than history but I have decided to highlight it here anyway. The Pre-History of Cognitive Science contains an annoted bibliography of models of human cognition from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. It includes works by Locke, Berkeley, Hobbes, and Burton, grouped by subject. More annotations from other philosophers are promised as forthcoming.

From the site:

Welcome to the Pre-History of Cognitive Science Web--an annoted bibliography of models of human cognition from the Seventeenth through Nineteenth centuries. The bibliography is compiled and maintained by Carl Stahmer, at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as part of a larger dissertation project. The list of authors represented and forthcoming is the result of ongoing research into early models of cognition, with a particular emphasis on those thinkers who sought to understand the relationship between the material world, our physical bodies, and abstract thought. Philosophies of mind that do not contain some reflection on or disscusion of the materiality of thought are not represented. Suggestions for inclusion in the web can be made via email to and are greatly appreciated.

All entries in the bibliograpy are hyperlinked to each other according to a list of key terms. The links to the right provide access to the bibliography via an alphabetical listing of authors. The bibliography can also be accessed using the chronological and subject indexes. A list of references is also provided.

1 comment:

cstahmer said...

The Pre-History of Cognitive Science website is moving to and will be gaining new content and features shortly. Thank you for including a link to this resource in your online resource.