Lighthearted Philosophers’ Society 15th Annual Conference

October 8, 2021 - October 9, 2021
Department of Philosophy, St. Petersburg College Downtown Center

244 2nd Ave N.
Saint Petersburg 33701
United States

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Sam Houston State University
William Paterson University of New Jersey
Santa Fe College

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The Lighthearted Philosophers’ Society (LPS) is an organization for philosophy of humor and for humorous philosophy. We strive to create a venue for professional philosophy that is welcoming, engaging, and most importantly funny. Please join us in our merry ruminations!

Our conference attracts scholars from all over the nation and around the world. We are interested in philosophy of humor and humorous philosophy from any philosophical orientation. We’d especially enjoy papers on philosophical questions about humor. 

The LPS is dedicated to providing a conference experience free of harassment and all judgment, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, skin color, age, religion (or lack thereof) or language, be it in person or online. As a group of humor scholars the Lighthearted Philosophers Association appreciates the need to occasionally “work blue.” This code of conduct is not meant to censure all instances of potentially offensive language. We recognize that research into offensive humor, and aesthetics in general, can ask us to focus on works, concepts and statements that would be inappropriate in other contexts. However, this should not be used as an excuse to abdicate our responsibility to provide a safe, supportive and open-minded atmosphere at any and all LPS events. We invite you to come to LPS in a spirit of curiosity, friendliness, open-mindedness, and respect.

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October 8, 2021, 9:00am EST

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