Author:Arthur Burks

Arthur Walter Burks

American mathematician who in the 1940s as a senior engineer on the project contributed to the design of the ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic digital computer. Burks also edited volumes VII-VIII of the Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce, published 1958

Arthur Walter Burks


  • Preliminary discussion of the logical design of an electronic computing instrument (1946) with Herman H. Goldstine and Author:John von Neumann, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, June 1946, 2nd edition 1947. Eprint.
  • Lewis Carroll's barber shop paradox (1950) with Irving M. Copi
  • Theory of Logical Nets (1952) with Jesse Bowdle Wright
  • The logical design of an idealized general-purpose computer (1954) with Irving M. Copi,
  • The logic of fixed and growing automata (1956)
  • The logic of automata (1956) with Hao Wang
  • Application of logic to the design of computing machines: Final report (1959) with Hao Wang and Author:John Henry Holland
  • Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata (1966) by John Von Neumann, edited & completed by Arthur W. Burks
  • Essays on Cellular Automata (1971)
  • Review of The New Elements of Mathematics (1978) by Charles S. Peirce, in the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 84, no. 5, September 1978, Project Euclid Eprint PDF 791KB
  • Chance, Cause and Reason: An Inquiry into the Nature of Scientific Evidence (1978)
  • Robots and free minds (1986)
  • The First Electronic Computer: The Atanasoff Story (1988) with Alice R. Burks

As EditorEdit

  • Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce (1958) ed., with author Charles Sanders Peirce, Volumes 7 and 8, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

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