# Arthur Burks

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American mathematician who contributed to the design of the first general-purpose electronic digital computer

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## Why Is Arthur Burks Influential?

(Suggest an Edit or Addition)According to Wikipedia, Arthur Walter Burks was an American mathematician who worked in the 1940s as a senior engineer on the project that contributed to the design of the ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic digital computer. Decades later, Burks and his wife Alice Burks outlined their case for the subject matter of the ENIAC having been derived from John Vincent Atanasoff. Burks was also for several decades a faculty member at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

## Arthur Burks's Published Works

### Published Works

- Theory Of Self Reproducing Automata (1967) (5111)
- Essays on cellular automata (1970) (625)
- Preliminary discussion of the logical design of an electronic computing instrument (1946) (1989) (343)
- Peirce's Theory of Abduction (1946) (290)
- Icon, Index, and Symbol (1949) (225)
- Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce Vols. VII and VIII. (1960) (171)
- VON NEUMANN'S SELF-REPRODUCING AUTOMATA (1969) (131)
- The Mathematical Theory of Communication. (1951) (106)
- Papers of John Von Neumann on computing and computer theory, Vol 12 (1986) (84)
- An analysis of a logical machine using parenthesis-free notation (1954) (76)
- The First Electronic Computer: The Atanasoff Story (1988) (66)
- Theory of Logical Nets (1953) (63)
- VIII.—THE LOGIC OF CAUSAL PROPOSITIONS (1951) (60)
- Peirce's Sixty-Six Signs (1945) (60)
- Chance, Cause, Reason: An Inquiry Into the Nature of Scientific Evidence. (1980) (56)
- First General-Purpose Electronic Computer (1981) (50)
- The Logic of Causal Propositions. (1951) (49)
- The new elements of mathematics , by Charles S . Peirce , Carolyn Eisele (2007) (43)
- Chance, Cause, Reason. (1979) (39)
- Computation, behavior, and structure in fixed and growing automata. (2007) (37)
- Von Neumann, John (2006) (37)
- The Logic of Automata—Part I (1957) (31)
- From ENIAC to the Stored-Program Computer: Two Revolutions in Computers (1978) (31)
- Logic, Biology and Automata - Some Historical Reflections (1975) (29)
- The Presupposition Theory of Induction (1953) (27)
- The logic of automata (1956) (24)
- Electronic Computing Circuits Of The ENIAC (1947) (23)
- Logic, Computers, and Men (1972) (21)
- The ENIAC, First General-Purpose Electric Computer (1981) (20)
- Peirce's Conception of Logic as a Normative Science (1943) (18)
- Complete Decoding Nets: General Theory and Minimality (1954) (16)
- The invention of the universal electronic computer--how the Electronic Computer Revolution began (2002) (15)
- Empiricism and Vagueness (1946) (14)
- The logical design of an idealized general-purpose computer (1956) (14)
- The ENIAC: first general-purpose electronic computer. 1981. (1995) (12)
- SEQUENCE GENERATORS AND DIGITAL COMPUTERS (1961) (12)
- Peirce's evolutionary pragmatic idealism (1996) (12)
- The Mathematical Theory of Communication (review) (1951) (11)
- A theory of proper names (1951) (10)
- Toward a Theory of Automata Based on more Realistic Primitive Elements (1962) (10)
- Programming and the Theory of Automata1) (1959) (9)
- Programming and structure changes in parallel computers (1981) (9)
- LAWS OF NATURE AND REASONABLENESS OF REGRET (1946) (9)
- The Logic of Evolution, and the Reduction of Holistic-Coherent Systems to Hierarchical-Feedback Systems (1988) (8)
- LEWIS CARROLL'S BARBER SHOP PARADOX (1950) (8)
- Dispositional Statements (1955) (7)
- The folded tree (1955) (7)
- Report on the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) (1946) (6)
- On backwards-deterministic, erasable, and Garden-of-Eden automata (1971) (6)
- Self-reproducing automata (1998) (5)
- Computers, Control, and Intentionality (1984) (5)
- Science and philosophy (1958) (5)
- The History of Early Computer Switching (1988) (5)
- New directions in floating-point arithmetic (5)
- A Radically Non-Von-Neumann-Architecture for Learning and Discovery (1986) (4)
- Truth-function evaluation using the Polish notation (1952) (4)
- The Philosophy of Logical Mechanism (1990) (4)
- Reviews, correspondence, and bibliography (1958) (4)
- Computers and control in society (1978) (3)
- Atanasoff-Berry computer (2003) (3)
- Models of deterministic systems (1974) (3)
- Teleology and logical mechanism (1988) (2)
- The Logic of Automata—Part II (1957) (2)
- The Philosophy of Logical Mechanism Essays in Honor of Arthur W. Burks, with His Responses ; with a Bibliography of Works of Arthur W. Burks (1990) (2)
- Sequence Generators, Graphs, and Formal Languages (1962) (2)
- Review: Charles S. Peirce, The new elements of mathematics (1978) (2)
- Machine adaptive systems : final report (1963) (1)
- Application of logic to the design of computing machines : final report (1959) (1)
- Von Neumann's self-reproducing automata : technical report (1969) (1)
- Three Notes on the Editing of the Works of Charles S. Peirce (1992) (1)
- Review: Arthur W. Burks The Logic of Programming Electronic Digital Computers Universal Turing Machine (2011) (1)
- Who Invented the Computer? A Memoir of the 1940s (1997) (1)
- Introduction to "The ENIAC" (1999) (1)
- Science and philosophy ; Reviews, correspondence, and bibliography (1966) (1)
- Languages for analysis of clerical problems (1954) (0)
- Atanasoff, John Vincent (2003) (0)
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Annual Meeting interview: August 30, 1967 (1999) (0)
- Language conversion for digital computers : general introduction and volume I, the logical realization of transliterative functions (2000) (0)
- The ‘First Computer’ Controversy (1987) (0)
- Language conversion for digital computers. Vol. 2 : The physical realization of code and format conversion (2000) (0)
- George W. Patterson. Logical syntax and transformation rules. Proceedings of a Second Symposium on Large-Scale Calculating Machinery (Cambridge, Mass., September 13–16, 1949 ), Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1951, pp. 125–133. (1952) (0)
- Language and automata : final report (1 June 1965 - 30 September 1966 (1966) (0)
- Language and automata : final report (1 June 1964 - 31 May 1965) (1965) (0)
- Volume Information (1988) (0)
- Oral history interview with Alice R. Burks and Arthur W. Burks (1980) (0)
- Progress Report on the Argonne-Oak Ridge Digital Computer (1951) (0)
- Review: George W. Patterson, Logical Syntax and Transformation Rules (1952) (0)
- Design algorithms in automata languages : final report (1960) (0)
- List of Officers and Members of the Association for Symbolic Logic (1958) (0)
- Machine adaptive systems : quarterly report no. 2 (1962) (0)
- Review: Edmund C. Berkeley, Circuit Algebra--Introduction (1955) (0)
- Atanasoff: Forgotten Father of the Computer@@@The First Electronic Computer: The Atanasoff Story (1990) (0)
- Language and automata : final report : 14 March 1963-13 March 1964 (1964) (0)
- List of officers and members of the association for symbolic logic (1957) (0)
- SEQUENCE GENERATORS AND FORMAL LANGUAGES (1961) (0)
- Sequence generators and formal languages : technical report (1961) (0)
- Sequence generators and digital computers : technical report. (1961) (0)
- Review: C. E. Shannon and J. McCarthy, Automata studies (1957) (0)
- Symposium: Justification In Science (1953) (0)

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