5th Annual Conference
Date: October 14 – 15, 2011 (Fri & Sat)
Location: Treasure Island, Florida
Thunderbird Beach Resort
(That’s right: a beach-adjacent conference in October!)
Submission Deadline: August 15th, 2011
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
Philadelphia to California. Now in its fifth 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.
All materials should be prepared for blind review; contact
information, affiliation, etc. should be included on a separate cover
sheet. Abstracts should be less than 350 words (and yes, we will
count!). 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 30th.
Please submit your papers electronically to the following email