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The International Association for the Philosophy of Humor (IAPH) 

The International Association for the Philosophy of Humor has been established in 2014 with the purpose of inviting philosophers from various traditions to share study of humor, laughter, and the comic, and their roles (e.g., epistemological, ethical, aesthetic) within the history and practice of philosophy.

​The association and its founding-president, Lydia Amir, hope to answer the need for philosophers to meet with kindred-minded people to discuss philosophy’s current interest in humor, laughter, and the comic.

This new field of the philosophy of humor should be of interest to non-philosophers as well.

  1. Joining the Association: The association membership is still free. Click here to join the association directly. Or sent your name, position, affiliation, address, e-mail, and field of expertise in the philosophy of humor for potential reviewing purposes to:
  2. Call for Papers: Since 2014, the association has held various international conferences in conjunction with the International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS), group meetings in APA Conferences and round-tables in the 24th World Congress for Philosophy in Beijing, China, 2018. (See Conferences for more details).

    The most relevant call for papers is now for:

    The Fourth International Conference for the Philosophy of Humor, in conjunction of the 2019 International Association for Humor Studies (ISHS) Conference at the University of Texas, in Austin from June 24th-29th, 2019.

    Please, send abstract, name, affiliation and e-mail to by February 1st, 2019.
  3. Publications of Articles: Apart from the Israeli Journal of Humor Research: An International Journal, edited by Lydia Amir (which is still open for publications in philosophy of humor, and which will continue publishing issues dedicated to the subject), we are now launching a new Journal, The Philosophy of Humor Yearbook, edited by Lydia Amir, published by the renowned Berlin-based yet international De Gruyter publisher. The First issue will be in 2020. Final deadline for articles for the first issue: September 1st 2019.

    Please, let me know if you intend to send an article for the first issue. See Journal tab for the Philosophy of Humor Yearbook call for Papers, the guidelines, and other details. [see below]
  4. Publications of Books (monographs, anthologies, dissertations). De Gruyter is launching a first of its kind Book Series De Gruyter Studies in Philosophy of Humor, edited by Lydia Amir.  First publications: 2021. See Book Series tab for further details. [see below]

Please Let me know if you intend to write a book or otherwise contribute to the new series.

More information about the association’s meetings, publications and projects, can be found at

Thank you for your support,
Lydia Amir

Founding-President, International Association for the Philosophy of Humor (IAPH)
Founding-Editor of the Journal, Philosophy of Humor Yearbook
Editor of the Israeli Journal of Humor Research: An International Journal
Founding-Editor of the Book Series, De Gruyter Studies in Philosophy of Humor
Author of Humor and the Good Life: Shaftesbury, Hamann, Kierkegaard (SUNY Press, 2014).