Beyond the class

If you’re still curious consider diving into some of these extensions of the material from class.

Other courses

Other readings

Contemporary thinkers

  • "The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America" [url] by Margaret O'Mara, 2019.

  • "Surfing uncertainty: prediction, action, and the embodied mind" [url] by Andy Clark, 2016 (401 pages).

  • "Not By Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Human Evolution" [url] by Peter J. Richerson et al., 2005.

  • "Surfaces and essences: analogy as the fuel and fire of thinking" [url] by Douglas R. Hofstadter et al., 2013 (578 pages).

  • "Metaphors we live by" [url] by George Lakoff et al., 1980 (276 pages).

  • "Matter and consciousness : a contemporary introduction to the philosophy of mind" [url] by Paul M. Churchland, 1988 (182 pages).

  • "Consciousness: An introduction" [url] by Susan J. Blackmore et al., 2018.

  • "Other minds: the octopus, the sea, and the deep origins of consciousness" by Peter Godfrey-Smith, 2016 (255 pages).

  • "Patterns, predictions, and actions: A story about machine learning" [pdf] [url] by Moritz Hardt et al., 2021 (309 pages).

  • "Fairness and machine learning" [pdf] [url] by Solon Barocas et al., 2019 (253 pages).

  • "Probabilistic machine learning: an introduction" [url] by Kevin P. Murphy, 2022 (826 pages).

  • "Artificial intelligence: a modern approach" [url] by Stuart J. Russell et al., 2021.

  • "Causality" [pdf] [url] by Judea Pearl, 2009 (40 pages).

  • "Braintrust: What neuroscience tells us about morality" [pdf] by Patricia S. Churchland, 2018 (11 pages).

  • "Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking" [pdf] [url] by Daniel C. Dennett, 2014 (11 pages).

Classical thinkers

  • "Meditations on first philosophy" [url] by René Descartes, 1986 (viii, 53 page).

  • "Chapter V" [pdf] [url] by Thomas Hobbes, 1909 (9 pages).

  • "A Treatise of Human Nature" [url] by David Hume, 1740.

  • "Man a machine ; and, Man a plant" [url] by Julien Offray de La Mettrie, 1994 (92 pages).

  • "The origins of intelligence in children" [url] by Jean Piaget, 1952 (419 pages).

  • "Project for A Scientific Psychology" [pdf] by Sigmund Freud, 1977 (115 pages).

  • "Mind in society: the development of higher psychological processes" [pdf] [url] by Lev Semenovič Vygotskij et al., 1981 (159 pages).

  • "Philosophical investigations" [url] by Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1953 (232 pages).

  • "Word and object" [url] by Willard Van Orman Quine, 1960.

  • "The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction." [pdf] by Walter Benjamin, 1936 (35 pages).

  • "Art and illusion" [pdf] [url] by Ernst Hans Gombrich, 1961 (25 pages).

  • "Technics And Civilization" [url] , 1934.