The Mission of the IACAP

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
  • Logic
  • Metaphysics (Distributed Processing, Emergent Properties, Formal Ontology, Network Structures, etc.)
  • Online Resources for Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Information
  • Philosophy of Information Technology
  • Robotics
  • 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.

Other Information

The IACAP maintains a friendship with the American Philosophical Association through the liaison of the APA’s Committee on Philosophy and Computers.