International Association for Computing and Philosophy
The International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP) is a professional, philosophical association emerging from a history of conferences that began in 1986. Adopting its mission from these conferences, the IACAP exists in order to promote scholarly dialogue on all aspects of the computational/informational turn and the use of computers in the service of philosophy.
The role of the IACAP is to help facilitate a global communications network for those interested in computing and philosophy as defined by these themes. To this end, it sponsors a series of international conferences and this developing website.
The IACAP maintains a friendship with the American Philosophical Association through the liaison of the APA's Committee on Philosophy and Computers. It is currently based at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The United States of America (USA).
Research and Teaching areas
IACAP research and teaching areas include:
- Artificial Intelligence / Cognitive Science
- Artificial Life / Computer Modeling in Biology
- Computer ethics / Information ethics
- Computer-Mediated Communication
- Culture and Society
- Digital physics
- Distance Education and Electronic Pedagogy
- Electronic Publishing
- Logic and Logic Software
- Metaphysics (Distributed processing, Emergent Properties, Formal Ontology, Network Structures, etc.)
- Online Resources for Philosophy
- Philosophy of Information
- Philosophy of Technology
- Virtual Reality