Edward Zalta, senior research scholar at the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University and creator of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, has won the American Philosophical Association’s 2016 K. Jon Barwise Prize.
The Barwise Prize, according to the APA, is awarded
for significant and sustained contributions to areas relevant to philosophy and computing by an APA member. The prize will serve to credit those within our profession for their life long efforts in this field. It will also serve to acknowledge and to encourage work in all areas relevant to the “computational turn” which is occurring in our profession.
According to a press release from the APA,
Marcello Guarini, chair of the APA committee on philosophy and computers, said, “Zalta has not only made a series of very high quality contributions to computational metaphysics, but is also one of the founders and the principal editor of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. His contributions to computing and philosophy are ongoing, and the community of scholars in this area continues to benefit from his work.”
The Barwise Prize winner receives a plaque and delivers both a keynote talk at a computing and philosophy conference and a talk at one of the APA divisional meetings.
More information here.