Introduction to Cognitive Science

Sources of Information
on Cognitive Science

Last Update: Saturday, 14 June 2014

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Reference Works:


Overviews, Textbooks, (Classic) Anthologies, Monographs:

  1. Bobrow, Daniel G., & Collins, Allan (eds.) (1975), Representation and Understanding: Studies in Cognitive Science (New York: Academic Press).

  2. Haugeland, John (ed.) (1981), Mind Design: Philosophy, Psychology, Artificial Intelligence (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

  3. Norman, Donald A. (ed.) (1981), Perspectives on Cognitive Science (Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Corp.).

  4. Kintsch, Walter; Miller, James R.; & Polson, Peter G. (eds.) (1984), Methods and Tactics in Cognitive Science (Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates).

  5. Pylyshyn, Zenon W. (1984), Computation and Cognition: Toward a Foundation for Cognitive Science (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

  6. Stillings, Neil A.; Feinstein, Mark H.; Garfield, Jay L.; Rissland, Edwina L.; Rosenbaum, David A.; Weisler, Steven E.; & Baker-Ward, Lynne (1987), Cognitive Science: An Introduction (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

  7. Collins, Allan & Smith, Edward E. (eds.) (1988), Readings in Cognitive Science: A Perspective from Psychology and Artificial Intelligence (San Mateo, CA: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers).

  8. Johnson-Laird, Philip N. (1988), The Computer and the Mind: An Introduction to Cognitive Science (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press).

  9. Posner, Michael I. (ed.) (1989), Foundations of Cognitive Science, (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

  10. Leiber, Justin (1991), An Invitation to Cognitive Science (Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell).

  11. Luger, George F.; with Johnson, Peder; Stern, Carl; Newman, Jean E.; & Yeo, Ronald (1994), Cognitive Science: The Science of Intelligent Systems (San Diego: Academic Press).

  12. Garfield, Jay L. (ed.), Foundations of Cognitive Science: The Essential Readings (New York: Paragon House).

  13. Osherson, Daniel N. (ed.) (1990), An Invitation to Cognitive Science, 3 volumes (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

  14. Von Eckardt, Barbara (1993), What Is Cognitive Science? (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

  15. Goldman, Alvin I. (ed.), Readings in Philosophy and Cognitive Science (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

  16. Osherson, Daniel N. (general ed.) (1995), An Invitation to Cognitive Science, Second Edition, 4 volumes (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

  17. Stillings, Neil A.; Weisler, Steven E.; Chase, Christopher H.; Feinstein, Mark H.; Garfield, Jay L.; & Rissland, Edwina L. (1995), Cognitive Science: An Introduction; Second Edition (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

  18. Bickhard, Mark H.; & Terveen, Loren (1996), Foundational Issues in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (Amsterdam: North-Holland).

  19. Green, David W. (ed.) (1996), Cognitive Science: An Introduction (Oxford: Blackwell).

  20. Hardcastle, Valerie Gray (1996), How to Build a Theory in Cognitive Science (Albany: SUNY Press).

  21. Thagard, Paul (1996), Mind: Introduction to Cognitive Science (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

  22. Haugeland, John (ed.) (1997), Mind Design II: Philosophy, Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, revised and enlarged edition (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

  23. Pinker, Steven (1997), How the Mind Works (New York: W.W. Norton).

  24. Dawson, Michael R.W. (1998), Understanding Cognitive Science (Malden, MA: Blackwell).

  25. Thagard, Paul (ed.), Mind Readings: Introductory Selections on Cognitive Science (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

  26. Lepore, Ernest; & Pylyshyn, Zenon (eds.) (1999), What Is Cognitive Science? (Malden, MA: Blackwell).

  27. Cummins, Robert; & Cummins, Denise Dellarosa (eds.) (2000), Minds, Brains, and Computers: The Foundations of Cognitive Science, an Anthology (Malden, MA: Blackwell).

  28. Rapaport, William J. (2000), "Cognitive Science", in Anthony Ralston, Edwin D. Reilly, & David Hemmendinger (eds.), Encyclopedia of Computer Science, 4th edition (New York: John Wiley & Sons): 227-233.

  29. Wagman, Morton (ed.), Historical Dictionary of Quotations in Cognitive Science: A Treasury of Quotations in Psychology, Philosophy, and Artificial Intelligence (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press).

  30. Clark, Andy (2001), Mindware: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science (New York: Oxford University Press).

  31. Wilson, Robert A.; & Keil, Frank C. (eds.) (2001), The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

  32. Spellman, Barbara A.; & Willingham, Daniel T. (2005), Current Directions in Cognitive Science (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson).

  33. Thagard, Paul (2005), Mind: Introduction to Cognitive Science, 2nd edition (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

  34. Thagard, Paul (2006), "Cognitive Science", in M. Curd & S. Psillos (eds.), The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Science (London: Routledge).

  35. Friedenberg, Jay; & Silverman, Gordon (2006), Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Study of Mind (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage).

  36. Kolak, Daniel; Hirstein, William; Mandik, Peter; & Waskan, Jonathan (2006), Cognitive Science: An Introduction to Mind and Brain (New York: Routledge).


  1. Leiber, Justin (1980), Beyond Rejection (Del Rey).

  2. Powers, Richard (1995), Galatea 2.2: A Novel (Farrar Straus & Giroux).

  3. Lodge, David (2001), Thinks… (Viking).

  4. The Turing Hopper Mysteries:

    1. Andrews, Donna (2003), You've Got Murder (Berkley).

    2. Andrews, Donna (2004), Click Here for Murder (Berkley).

    3. Andrews, Donna (2005), Access Denied (Berkley).

    4. Andrews, Donna (2006), Delete All Suspects (Berkley).

  5. Papadimitriou, Christos H. (2003), Turing (A Novel about Computation) (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

  6. Lloyd, Dan (2004), Radiant Cool: A Novel Theory of Consciousness (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

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