Gualtiero Piccinini, professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, is the winner of the 2018 Barwise Prize.
The Barwise Prize is awarded by the American Philosophical Association (APA) “for significant and sustained contributions to areas relevant to philosophy and computing by an APA member.”
The winner is selected by the APA’s Committee on Philosophy and Computers. The chair of that committee, Marcello Guarini, says in a press release, “Professor Piccinini’s mechanistic account of physical computation and his related work on the theory of cognition has deepened our understanding of physical computation, information processing, computational approaches to cognition, and the integration of psychology and neuroscience.”
The prize is a plaque and the opportunity to deliver a keynote talk at a computing and philosophy conference as well as a talk at one of the divisional APA meetings.