The Life & Mind Seminar Network

Philosophy of Information and Cognition track, IACAP 11

Posted in CFP by Ezequiel on January 27, 2011

[Posted on behalf of Orlin Vakarelov]

This year the International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP) is organizing its first international conference. Aarhus University, Denmark – July 4-6, 2011. This is also the 25th year anniversary of computer and philosophy (CAP) conferences.

I am chairing a track at the conference on the topic of Philosophy of Information and Cognition. I especially encourage submissions discussing the role the concept of information should play in an enactive, mind-in-life approach to cognition. On one hand, Maturana and Varela explicitly criticized the use of information in cognition, but their target was primarily the so called information possessing approach to cognition. On the other hand, it is evident that a mature theory of cognition must account for informational (and representational) phenomenal seen in cognitive system.  Is it possible to reconcile the two perspectives?  This question has not been investigated sufficiently.

Please submit 1000 word abstracts (+350 word short abstract) for this track to me, Orlin Vakarelov <>

Important dates: (updated)

March 15, 2011: Abstract submission deadline

April 15, 2011: Notification of acceptance

May 15, 2011: Early registration deadline

A detailed description of the track can be found here.

The general call for papers for the conference, including other tracks that may be of interest to you, can be found here.

NB: Up to six bursaries of $500.00 each will be awarded to authors of the best PhD student or post-doc extended abstract, in support of travel and related costs for attending IACAP’11.


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