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Recent Books on Philosophy and IT

Having Thought: Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind
John Haugeland, pub. Harvard University Press, 1998

The Road Since Structure: Philosophical Essays, 1970-1993, with an Autobiographical Interview
Thomas S. Kuhn, James Conant (Editor), John Haugeland (Editor), University of Chicago Press, 2002

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Thomas S. Kuhn, University of Chicago Press, 1996

The Subtlety of Sameness: A Theory and Computer Model of Analogy-making Daniel Dennett (Foreword), Robert M. French, The MIT Press, 1996

The Electric Meme: A New Theory of How We Think
Robert Aunger, Free Press 2002

Darwinizing Culture: The Status of Memetics as a Science
Daniel Dennet (Foreword), Robert Aunger (Editor), Oxford University Press, 2001

Ideas in IT

Analysis Patterns: Reusable Object Models (OBT) Martin Fowler, Addison Wesley, 1996

The book begins with some intriguing patterns from the business world including the Party and Accountability patterns, which define the players in organisations and whom they report to.

Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-oriented Design Alan Shalloway, James J. Trott, Addison Wesley 2001

Rather, it teaches object-oriented design and patterns together, helping developers gain deeper insights into both topics far more quickly. Shalloway and Trott dont just introduce a laundry list of patterns- they explain why each pattern works, the organizing principles upon which the pattern is based, and above all, how the patterns work together in real world object-oriented designs. For all software developers, programmers, architects, and project managers who want to succeed with patterns.

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