B&B Philosophy Faculty Andrea Scarantino Awarded Simon Award

Don Berkich, President of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy has just announced that the organization’s executive board has selected Andrea Scarantino for the prestigious 2017 Herbert A. Simon Award for Outstanding Research in Computing and Philosophy. This award specifically recognizes scholars at an early stage of their academic career whose research is likely to reshape debates at the nexus of Computing and Philosophy. The award is given in recognition of Professor Scarantino’s work on information, computation, and emotions. Professor Scarantino will present the Simon Award Keynote Address on June 26-28 at Stanford University.

More about Dr. Scarantino:

Andrea Scarantino is Professor in the Department of Philosophy and in the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University, where he has served since 2005. He holds doctorates in History and Philosophy of Science (University of Pittsburgh, 2005) and Economics (University Cattolica di Milano, 2000). Professor Scarantino has been awarded a John Templeton Foundation Grant on the Philosophy and Science of Self-Control (2016) and a Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany (2015-ongoing).

He is the editor of the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Emotion Theory, a unique interdisciplinary resource that features chapters on all central theoretical challenges of contemporary emotion theory in a variety of disciplines. Professor Scarantino also serves as editor of Emotion Researcher , the sourcebook of the International Society for Research on Emotions, the main online reference resource on emotions currently available.