Vol. Paper
I. The Formulation of Values – 2/16/57., p71*
“The Problem” – May ’57. Given to Hamilton and Wheeler, p13*
II. A Contribution Towards the Formalization of the Value Problem – 12/28/58, p178
Notes on 7/29/61, p33
III. Comments on our Hebrew Christian Tradition 3/21/59, Rev. 6/7/59, p138
Added Notes and Comments on Homosexuality – 8/15/61, p30
IV. Some Practical Details (Outline of Basic Propositions, p. 138) 11/1/59, p152
After Thoughts I, p45
After Thoughts II – 4/15/60, p56
After Thoughts III, p53
Blackmur Letter (Fall '59), p36*
V. Comments on the Nervous System – 9/12/60 (AT IV – 20), p132
Notes on (11/15/60), p7
Notes on 6/17/61, p10
Notes on 7/31/61, p20
VI. Comments on Pavlov’s Conditioned Reflexes – 1/27/61, p52
Notes on 8/2/61, p10
Comments on Bohm, Perception, Rorschach and Freud - 4/10/61 (35AT), p163
Notes on 8/1/61, p16
Further Comments on Color – 6/1/61, p13
VII. Spengler, A Preparatory Study – 11/4/61 (22AT), p66
VIII. Spengler II, Preparatory Study – 4/15/62 (95AT), p195
Notes on (8/1/62) (re episto, sexuality, liberals, T.C.), p34
IX. After Thoughts V (On Eddington) – 12/25/60, p108
Notes on, p7
X. After Thoughts VI – 6/17/61 (Basic Propositions II – 35), p40
After Thoughts VII (Style) – 9/10/61, p20
Comments on Balzac’s Seraphita – 8/30/61, p24
XI. Comments on Parallel Calculators – 9/11/61, p11*
Skinnerian Methodology in Relation to Interacting Conditional Reflexes – 8/25/61, p65**
XII. Second Version, p46
Definition of a Drive – 8/20/62, p5
Logan-Spence – 8/26/62, p16
XIII. Further Comments on the Nervous System – 11/7/62, p220
XIV. Some Comments on Eddington – 7/28/62, p127
Second Version (First part rewritten) (12/12/62), p80
XV. Some Comments on Thomas Aquinas – 3/10/63, p175
XVI. Comments on the Foundations of Mathematics – 11/20/62, p173
XVII. Prediction (63-?), p13
Math Foundations Outline – 5/6/63, p51
A Contribution Towards Formulating Math Foundations Without Projection of Structure, p58
XVIII. An Afterthought VIII – 7/6/63, p120
Prediction, p3*
Math Outline, p13*
Project Outline (Negel), p16**
Fellowship Outline(s), p4*
(Shorter), p1**
XIX. A T IX (3/10/64), p70
A T X (4/19/64) p83
XX. A T XI (Games Programming and self-inhibition) (plus postscript) 9/16/64, p133
XXI. Some Comments on Spengler (12/28/63), p128
XXII. Some Comments on Spengler II (5/13/64), p113
XXIII. Some Historical After Thoughts (11/18/64), p27
First Union Lecture (10/30/64), p24
XXIV. Network Analysis (11/10/63), p160
XXV. Some Comments on the Encoding Problem (2/12/64), p139
Some Questions (for Wheeler), p2
XXVI. Kierkegaard (3/24/65), p148
K – II (6/1/65), p40
K – III (8/6/65), p126
(Notes on K – I 9/13/65), p6
XXVI. Further Comments on the Foundations of Math (9/10/65) (at 22), p64
XXVII. After Thoughts XII (12/22/65), p163
XXVIII. After Thoughts XIII (2/5/66), p65
XXIX. After Thoughts XIV (9/6/66), p116
XXX. Re: The Link of Physics to Subjectivity (11/9/66) (For Wheeler) p26
XXXI. Re: Space, Time and Quantum Theory, Understood in terms of discrete Structure Process (3/15/66) (By Bohm), p15
Re: The Two Faces of Perception by John Platt (4/29/66), p47
(Mimeographed)
(Course Material)
XXXII. Introduction (Fall '64), p24
(General Comments on the overall course.)
Some Comments on the Functional Forms of the Life, p33
Game (Feb. 1968), (Union Seminary Quarterly Review, Summer, '68)
(A sort of Course Summary)
XXXIII. Some Comments on the Linking of Syntax, Oct. 1966 p81
(A general epistemological orientation of the nervous system model.)
Outline of a Functional Model of the Nervous System, Nov. 1963, p53
(Basic Nervous System model that underlies the whole course.)
The Origin of Order, Feb. 1966, p50
The Origin of Order in Behavior, Dec. 1966 (General System – reprint), p14
(The above two closely related versions of the Nervous System model are revisions of Putnam’s earlier paper (3) carried out by Prof. Robert Fuller with Putnam’s collaboration. They aim to make the earlier version especially easy to read, and eliminate the philosophic appendix and other statements suggesting larger issues. These versions are found better by many, especially for a first reading.)
XXXIV. Towards a Verbal NS Model, (April '66), p27
(Discusses some of the problems involved in applying the NS model to complex rational (esp. verbal) behavior.)
Some Comments on the NS Model with Appendix, p144
Re: The Behavioral Basis of Perception, by James G. Taylor. (July 1970).
(Steps towards developing a more systematic model of NS operation.)
Odd Ends re Math (Dec. '67), p48
(An introduction to the following paper (5) on the Foundation of Math.)
Some Comments on the Interpretation of Syntax (April '66), p56
(Discusses the foundations of mathematics and Physics in the light of the NS model.)
XXXV. Comments on a Tactical Aspect of the GPH (Aug. '71), p28
(Objectivization of hate theme, -- a needed point that complements the paper on "Formalization and the Paradoxes".)
Dewey’s Experimental Logic (March '67), p29
(A more general discussion of the significance of this method of founding mathematics, especially in relation fo John Dewey.)
Some Questioning Perhaps Comments on Imperical Foundations (Dec. '69), p22
(Union Seminary Quarterly Review, Summer 1970; comments on an aspect of Braithwaite’s work.
Some Comments on an aspect of the Everett-Wheeler Model (Aug. '70), p43
(Semantic problems related to the foundations of physics, with a summary review of semantic issues; not mimeographed.
Some Comments on Eddington (July '62)
(All the key course insights emerged from the struggle to reconcile certain basic paradoxes or latent insights into Eddington; revised and mimeographed Aug. '71)
Re: Duhem, Bunge, Kuhn, Whitehead, Poicare, Barbour (Oct. '66), p40
(Review of various writers concerned with the relation of science to philosophy which is intended to help orient the vocabulary and content of the course with that of other contemporary writers, and provide samples to help the student do that for himself.)
XXXVI. Comments on the Origin of the NS Model (Dec. '66), p60
(Relates the form of the NS Model to latent brain models implicit in the classical tradition from the Bible and Plato to St. Thomas.)
XXXVII. General Comments on Kant and Hegel (Dec. '64), p19
Kant, p35
Hegel, p68
(Links the vocabulary of Kant and Hegel to that of the NS Model.)
Re: Alfred North Whitehead (March '68), p137
(Relates Whitehead to Course vocabulary, discusses especially the relation of meaning as meaning to the status of the subjective.)
Re: Paul Tillich (Jan. '68), p35
(Relates his leading concepts to course concepts.)
Re: Martin Buber, I and Thou (Nov. '70), p4
(Interprets Buber's central theme in relation to course material.)
Some Comments on Kierkegaard, I, II, III. (Winter '65), p320
(A long series of reviews of all Kierkegaard's basic writing, reinterpreting them in the framework of the course. May be regarded as a further extension of the Kant and Hegel studies, with special emphasis on the problems of linking up with daily life, as met now. He is definitely the philosopher whose work most closely anticipates or parallels that taken in the course. An ability to interpret his writings, which brings philosophy to the borderline of the arts in an approach closely related to Browning's, is of great help in the practical application of this framework to life, or the identification of felt categories in theoretic terms; not mimeographed.)
Some Comments on the Interpretations of Subjective Access (March '66), p41
(A preliminary introduction to a general theory of the dynamics of history.)
XXXVIII. Some Comments on History (April '66), p56
(An interpretation of Hegel, Spengler and Toynbee in the light of the NS model
Some Comments on Modern Paganism: The Psychoanalytic Schools (April '67), p49
Comments on Homosexuality (May '67), p34
A Critique of Skinnerian Methodology (Fall '62), p46
(Applications of the NS model to problems related to the synthesis of the three basic psychoanalytic schools, with further implications for homosexuality and Skinner, preparatory to a discussion of social phenomena.)
Re: Victor Frankel (Jan. '68) p19
(Comments on the special problems of his approach.)
Some Comments on the Essentially Feminine Character of Technicalization (Feb. '71), p14
(A summary of course themes related to women’s liberation.)
Re: The I Ching, with Foreward by C. G. Jung (July '71), p17
(Discusses the logical character and function of models for divination, especially in relation to Jung's character types.
Notes For a Later Paper: Some Suggestions Towards Forming a Model of Heroin Addiction (July '71), p71
(Discusses addiction, and the truths addicts carry. Represents a basic application of course themes to present social issues.)
Re: Conrad Lorentz (Jan. '71), p8
(Derives some morals from the properties of animal instincts.)
XXXIX. Comments on Applications (Feb. '67), p39
(A general discussion of social and personal phenomena in light of the NS model.)
Re: Apter, The Politics of Modernization, p50
(A basic discussion of the problems of political dynamics today, cast in the form of a linking up with Apter's models.)
Re: Alinsky, Reveille for Radicals, p11
Re: Gorer, The American People, p14
Re: Clark, Dark Ghetto, p9
(Further links to basic problems in sociology.)
Some Comments on the Organization Problem (Oct. '69), p180
(Broad discussion of the problems involved in using the NS model as a basis for practical organization.)
Further Comments on the Organization Problem (12/28/71), p63
Notes (of an Armchair Agitator) for a Later Paper (Nov. '70), p34
(Develops further themes related to practical organization and tactics.)
XL. Re: Boulding, Conflict and Defense, p45
Comments on a Viet Nam Type Payoff Matrix (May '67), p28
(On the relation of inner to outer games, and an application to Viet Nam.)
On the Possibility and Desirability of Peace (Author Anonymous) (Jan. '68), p16
(Further discussion of the War Function.)
Comments Related to a Placing of Aesthetics (April '67), p52
XLI. Some Comments on the Style Problem (Oct. '70), p84
(Problems of applying the NS model to daily life discussed.)
Aspects of the Style Problem (Union Seminary Quarterly Review, Winter 1971), p14
Some Over-All Comments (April '66), p54
Comments Related to Our Afro-American Traditions, p27
(Informal discussion of some problems involved in linking up the course to ordinary life situations
For Theological Discussion Group, Feb. 23, 1971, p8
(A set of maxims or aphorism summarizing the course work.)
Some After Thoughts (Related to the Course form) (Sept. '67), p110
(Very general comments related to building a better overall systematization of the course, assuming a knowledge of earlier papers.)
Further Comments Related to the Course Form (Nov. '67), p89
Summary Lecture (May '66), p7
(Robert Horn's course summary with Putnam’s revisions and added comments.)
XLII. “A Philosophy of Negro Culture”, Louis Pojman (1967), p54
(Develops course themes on the significance of Afro-American culture in connection with the integration of his rich experiences as a pastor in Bedford-Stuyvesant.)
XLIII. Dictionary of Terms Used in PR 387, Robert Powers (1968), p42
(Valuable as a study aid and summary; also available on reserve: list of course questions, old examinations, bibliography, other short course handout material and old class lists which are useful in locating papers arranged in this order in the six bound volumes of course material.)
XLIV. Lecture Notes used by Robert Fuller in repeating parts of this course at Weslyan College, Middletown, Conn., Fall, 1966, p232
XLV. Educating Model Builders (March 1964), p24
The Origin and Development of Values (July 1964), p47
The Great Man Phenomenon (March 1965), p27
Causal and Moral Law (Dec. 1966), p17
(The above four Robert Fuller papers are attempts to summarize more “popular” parts of Putnam’s earlier writings. In many places they directly incorporate or paraphrase parts of Putnam’s earlier writings available to Fuller; the above papers are all read over by Putnam and, with the exception of the last, heavily revised in extensive written comments by him.)
(End of Mimeographed Course Material)
XLVI. IV (4/9/72), p88
V (4/28/72), p85
VI (7/19/72), p47
VII (9/16/73), p107
VIII (10/30/73), p39
After Thoughts XVIII (with NS appendix) (12/7/73), p59
A Generalization of the Four Color Problem (1972, rev. Jan. 1974) p14
XLVII. By or with Jon DeBrew:
On the Relation of Learning to Instinct (Re: Lawrence) (1/13/73), p24
“City Planning” (?) (Re: Jane Jacobs) (1/18/73), p25
On Power and Authority (3 Versions)
The Urban Transportation Problem (2/11/73), p12
What Does the Chilean Revolution Mean? For Us? (5/15/73), p18
On the Labor Theory of Values (4/23/73), p16
On the Primitive Mind (Re: Levi Strauss), p14
How can we Increase Human Energy (11/10/73), p16
Ibo Society, p24
Re: Black Female Suicide, p4
XLVIII. Re: Beyond Freedom and Dignity, Skinner, p23
Return to the Expanded Family Unit (2/23/72), p5
On Ecological and Human Law (10/20/72), p5
Re: Susskind’s TV Show “Women Who Love Women”, p4
XLIX. Re: Winograd (1/17/74), p14
Re: Piaget (1/26/74), p36
The First Feminine Artist (1/29/74), p15
New World Ballet, Ralph Grant (68?), p14
L. 96 Word Games (12/20/58), p60
*Not located
**Located, but not seen recently

A number of major papers on theses (averaging well over 100 pages) have been written by students on various aspects of the course material:

Sergei Bogojavlensky has written a long series of papers relating course themes to basic problems in the foundations of anthropology (Harvard 1964).

Robert Peek developed further applications to nervous system material (thesis, 1968)

Wyatt Woodsmall related course material to Whitehead’s concept of God (thesis, 1968)

Jim Morgan did a study in relation to sociological problem (thesis, 1970, available in library)

Denis Murphy did a paper on religious implications for the concept of map (thesis, 1970)

Under Coleman Clarke’s supervision, three theses were done at the University of Virginia (1971): Robert Crawford (on changing values), Kim Hopper (on implications for understanding mental breakdown), and Robert Jack (on some epistemological issues).

James Herriot (computer interests, 1973)

Kyle Emmart (thesis at Earlham, 1972)

Wing Lum (poetry thesis, 1973)

John Warner (education thesis, 1973)

John Sonneborn (doing book on Korean Religious group, with others)