Herbert ("Herb") Alexander Simon

United States – 1975
Short Annotated Bibliography

Simon’s list of publications runs to over 800 items. A comprehensive bibliography of his work can be found here.

  1. Simon, Herbert, Administrative Behavior, Macmillan, New York, 1947.
  2. Newell, Allen and Herbert A. Simon, "The Logic Theory Machine: A Complex Information Processing System," IRE Transactions on Information Theory, 1956, Vol. 2, Num. 3, pp. 61-79.This is the article that introduced LT to people outside RAND.
  3. Herbert Simon, Models of Man, Wiley, New York, 1957.
  4. March, James and Herbert Simon (with Harold Guetzkow), Organizations, Wiley, New York, 1958.
  5. Newell, Allen, J.C. Shaw, and Herbert A. Simon, “Elements of a theory of human problem solving,” Psychological Review, Vol. 65, 1958, pp. 151-166.This work introduced the problem-solving model of human information processing to psychology, using the programs LT (Logic Theorist) and GPS (General Problem Solver).
  6. Feigenbaum, Edward A. and Herbert A. Simon, “A theory of the serial position effect,” British Journal of Psychology, Vol. 53, 1962, pp. 307-320.This is the article that introduced EPAM (Elementary Perceiver and Memorizer) as a model of human learning and memory.
  7. Simon, Herbert, The Sciences of the Artificial, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1969.This introduced the notion of a program as a set of “production systems”, or “if-then” statements.
  8. Newell, Allen and Herbert Simon, Human Problem Solving, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1972.
  9. Simon, Herbert, Models of Discovery, Springer, NY, 1977.
  10. Simon, Herbert, Models of Thought, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1979.
  11. Simon, Herbert, Models of Bounded Rationality, Vols. 1 and 2, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1982. Volume 3 appeared in 1997.
  12. Langley, Pat, Herbert Simon, Gary Bradshaw and Jan Zytkow, Scientific Discovery: Computational Explorations of the Creative Process, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1987.This was the work that introduced the program BACON (named after Sir Francis Bacon), which discovers empirical laws that summarize numerical data.