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4-6 July 2011, First International Meeting of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP 2011), Aarhus, Denmark

Date: 4-6 July 2011
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Deadline: 15 February 2011

The conference theme is "The Computational Turn: Past, Presents, Futures?" In part, the phrase "the computational turn" refers to the multiple ways in which the increasing availability and usability of computers allowed philosophers to explore a range of traditional philosophical interests in new ways, often shedding significant new light on traditional issues and arguments. Simultaneously, computer scientists, mathematicians, and others whose work focused on computation and computational devices often found their work to evoke (if not force) reflection and debate precisely on the philosophical assumptions and potential implications of their research. These two large streams of development inspired what became the first of the Computing and Philosophy (CAP) conferences in 1986 (devoted to Computer-Assisted Instruction in philosophy). Since 1986, CAP conferences have grown in scope and range, to include a bewildering array of intersections between computation and philosophy as explored across a global range of cultures and traditions.

For more information, see http://www.imv.au.dk/en/iacap/ and http://www.ia-cap.org/conferences.php.

In keeping with what has now become a significant tradition, IACAP'11 invites presentations across this array and range. At the same time, in order to recognize and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the CAP conferences, we specifically encourage submissions that include attention to the past, present(s), and possible future(s) of their foci as expressions of this computational turn. Submissions are due February 15, 2011.

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