Keith Douglas' Web Page

About me Find out who I am and what I do.
My resumé A copy of my resumé and other documentation about my education and work experience for employers and the curious.
Reviews, theses, articles, presentations A collection of papers from my work, categorized and annotated.
Current research projects What I am currently working on, including some non-research material.
Interesting people People professionally "connected" to me in some way.
Interesting organizations Organizations I am "connected" to. (Some rather loosely.)
Intellectual/professional influences Influences on my work, including an organization chart. Here you can also buy many good books on philosophy and other subjects via amazon.com. I have included brief reviews of hundreds of books.
Professional resources Research sources, amazon.com associates programs, etc.
What is the philosophy of computing? A brief introduction to my primary professional interest.
My intellectual heroes A partial list of important people. Limited to the dead.
My educational philosophy As a sometime teacher I've developed one. Includes book resources.

Influences - Books

This section page of professional influences is an annotated edition of my library database. While I certainly I have been professionally influenced by books that I do not own (see the bibliography here for some of them) as well as by the novels and other indirectly professional sources, a primary source of my professional influence has been my books. These are ones that have been assigned to me in classes I have taken, books I have been given that fit into the professional category, books I have bought or found myself that do, and so on. I start many a professional project by thinking what sorts of materials I have on the subject in my existing collection that might help. I also enjoy rereading exisitng volumes now and then to better remember them, to see current problems in a new light and so forth. I have used my own categorization system to categorize my collection and this might not reflect either the author's intent or the usual library means. Some titles fall under several categories. I have placed them under serveral of them, though usually not under more than two. The categories are:

  1. Anthropology
  2. Astronomy
  3. Biography
  4. Biology
  5. Chemistry
  6. Computing:
    1. Applications
    2. Artificial Intelligence
    3. Databases
    4. Data Structures and Algorithms
    5. Design and Architecture
    6. Foundations of Programming Languages
    7. Hardware and Platform-Oriented
    8. Networks
    9. Programming Languages
    10. Programming Practice
    11. Security
    12. Systems and Assembly Languages
  7. Economics
  8. Engineering
  9. Gaming
  10. Geography
  11. Geology
  12. History:
    1. General
    2. of Mathematics
    3. of Science and Technology
  13. Language:
    1. English
    2. French
    3. General
    4. German
    5. Modern Greek
    6. Romanian
    7. Chineses (Chinese is several languages; this is about all of them, including the common sinographs/characters)
  14. Linguistics
  15. Literature
  16. Logic
    1. Critical Thinking
    2. Foundations of Mathematics
    3. General
    4. History and Philosophy of
    5. Puzzles
    6. Recursion Theory
  17. Management
  18. Mathematics
  19. Philosophy:
    1. Aesthetics
    2. Collections
    3. Epistemology
    4. Ethics
    5. Great Texts
    6. History of
    7. of Language
    8. of Mathematics
    9. Metaphysics
    10. of Mind
    11. Political
    12. of Science -
      1. Biology
      2. Causation
      3. Chemistry
      4. Computing
      5. General
      6. Physics
      7. Psychology
      8. Relativism and its Critics
      9. Scientific Reasoning
      10. Social Science
    13. of Technology
    14. Textbooks
  20. Physics
  21. Political Science
  22. Psychoanalysis
  23. Psychology
  24. Religion
  25. Social Policy
  26. Sociology