Lighthearted Philosophers’ Society 7th Annual Conferenc

Posted: 27 de May de 2013 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event
Call For Papers
Date: October 11 – 12, 2013 (Fri & Sat)
*Location: Treasure Island, Florida
Thunderbird Beach Resort
(That’s right: a beach-adjacent conference in October!)
Submission Deadline: July 14th, 2013
The Lighthearted Philosophers Society (LPS) is an organization for philosophers who approach their work with a sense of humor. We strive to create a venue for professional philosophy that is welcoming, enjoyable, and engaging. Please join us in our merry ruminations!
Our conference last year attracted philosophers from all over the nation—from Massachusetts to California. Now in its seventh year, the LPS is preparing for its best conference yet!!
We are interested in both the philosophy of humor and humorous philosophy from any field. We welcome witty papers from any area of philosophy, and we’d especially enjoy papers on philosophical questions about humor.
Submission Requirements:
All materials should be prepared for blind review; contact information, affiliation, etc. should be included on a separate cover sheet. We will accept abstracts, but we give preference to full papers.  Abstracts should be limited to 350 words. Materials should be prepared with limited time in mind (3,000 words is preferable). Hecklers (commonly referred to as commentators) will accompany each accepted submission. If you enjoy heckling as much as being heckled, and would be interested in providing a commentary, please indicate this with your submission.
Selected papers will be considered for the Joseph S. Ellin Memorial Essay Prize ($100)
Those selected will be notified by August 1st.
Please submit your papers electronically to the following email address:

Any questions can be directed to Tom Brommage (



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