39th Annual Philosophy Symposium

Philosophy Symposium

39th Annual Philosophy Symposium

The Laughing Animal

Aristotle famously defined laughter as an exclusively human trait, but how exactly is laughter, and humor more generally, a sign of what is either laudable or worrisome in our nature? Join us as we explore the various philosophical, literary and political dimensions of our most joyous, uproarious, revolutionary trait.

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What: 39th Annual Philosophy Symposium
The Laughing Animal
When: Saturday, April
27th , 2019 
Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Conway Hall (TE) 153


Dr. John Lombardini, William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, author of The Politics of Socratic Humor
Dr. Anca Parvulescu, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, author of Laughter: Notes on Passion

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