This is the home page for CogS 4350 - the Information of Meaning, Winter, 2008.
Various things may be added here as the semester progresses, so
be sure to check back . . .
These are the primary books we will be working with:
Purple and green optical illusion
Silver certificate dollar
Tapestry in the Baroque -- "The Battle of the Milvian Bridge"
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin (another link . . .)
Marcel Duchamp: Fountain (from SFMOMA)
What is Life? by Erwin Schrodinger
Computing Machinery and Intelligence by A. M. Turing (simple text)
Computing Machinery and Intelligence by A. M. Turing (fancy / annotated)
Hebrew for Christians
The Theory Notes (in .pdf form)
Here is the reference for the essay on the "Burke" quote about good men and evil, and about quoting: Good men and evil.
Here is another reference on the sources of "quotes": quote-unquote
The "Totalitarian" principle (in quantum mechanics)
King James Bible On-line version, including the Apocrypha
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (see part 4, Ch. 4, line 130+, for some stuff on Lazarus . . .)
Perspective in Western art (in .pdf form -- 6.2 megabytes)
Here are a few items related to The Gold Bug Variations by Richard Powers:
Here are a couple of "research related to social policy" papers: