Professor John McCarthy
Father of AI

Books and Reviews


Formalization of common sense, papers by John McCarthy, Ablex, 1990.

Book Reviews

Two reviews of Computer Power and Human Reason by Joseph Weizenbaum. They were written in 1975 or 1976 and was published in a Stanford report along with two other reviews.

Review of 'Artificial Intelligence: A General Survey' by Professor Sir James Lighthill. This appeared in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 5, No. 3 (1974). There is also a review of Lighthill after 20 years by Martin Lam.

Review of Artificial Intelligence: the Very Idea by John Haugeland. This review was to appear in SIAM News in 1987, but I don't know whether it did.

Review of Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty by Morris Kline. This review and the following one were for the Washington Post. I don't know whether they appeared.

Review of Weapons and Hope Freeman Dyson. I believe this review appeared in Reason some time in the eighties.

Review of John von Neumann and Norbert Wiener: From Mathematics to the Technologies of Life and Death by Steve J. Heims

Review of The Emperor's New Mind by Roger Penrose. This review appeared in Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, 1990 October.

Review of Penrose's Shadows of the Mind

Review of The Question of Artificial Intelligence edited by Brian Bloomfield. Grumble about SCOST (Social Construction of Science and Technology). The review appeared in Annals of the History of Computing in 1989.

Review of Cognitive Science and Concepts of Mind by Morton Wagman. This review appeared in Quarterly Journal of Biology, 1992 September.

Review of Artificial Intelligence: Its Scope and Limits by James Fetzer. It isn't clear whether this review will ever appear.

Review of What Computers still can't do by Hubert Dreyfus. Appeared in Artificial Intelligence, November 1995.

Review ofThe Stork and the Plow by Paul Ehrlich, Anne Ehrlich and Gretchen Daily.

Review of Why Things Bite Back by Edward Tenner, from the Times Higher Education Supplement, London, 1996 November 8.

Review of Kasparov vs. Deep Blue by Monty Newborn from Science, 1997 June 6.