The International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP) is a professional association emerging from a history of conferences that began in 1986. Adopting its mission from these conferences, the IACAP exists to promote scholarly dialogue on all aspects of the computational/informational turn and the use of computers in the service of philosophy.
Conference topics have included:
- Artificial Intelligence / Cognitive Science
- Artificial Life / Computer Modeling in Biology
- Information and Computer Ethics
- Computer-Mediated Communication
- Culture and Society
- Distance Education and Electronic Pedagogy
- Electronic Publishing
- Metaphysics (Distributed Processing, Emergent Properties, Formal Ontology, Network Structures, etc.)
- Online Resources for Philosophy
- Philosophy of Information
- Philosophy of Information Technology
- Virtual Reality
The role of the IACAP is to help facilitate a global communications network for those interested in computing and philosophy. 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.