Call for Papers

Philosophy and the Science of Happiness Conference

Saturday, April 14, 2012 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Johnson Center, 3rd Floor, Assemby Rooms


Philosophy and the Science of Happiness Student Conference and Essay Contest - April 14th, 2012

Students are invited to submit papers on any topic relating to philosophy, though submissions relating to philosophy and the science of happiness are encouraged. The essay contest is solely for undergraduate students. The main page for this conference is PHILOSOPHY.GMU.EDU/CONFERENCE .


Papers should be 10-15 pages in length or have a reading time of approximately 20-30 minutes. When submitting papers, attach an additional document including:

  • Title of paper
  • 150-word abstract
  • Author's name
  • Author's institutional affiliation
  • Author's status (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Author's e-mail address
  • Topic area(s) of paper
  • Assertion whether or not author wants to be considered for prizes / be judged as part of the contest

Be sure that your actual papers are formatted for blind review; that is, do not include any indication of the author, her affiliation, etc., on the paper itself.


Submissions are due by March 1st, 2012.

We would like to gauge early interest. If you think that you would like to attend or participate in the conference, please complete the RSVP form. Or, e-mail to share your thoughts on your pending topic.


Registration is FREE! Either give word to:

Department of Philosophy
George Mason University
Robinson Hall B, Room 465
4400 University Drive, 3F1
Fairfax, VA 22030-4422

or send a message to

Registration gives you access to everything: presentations, food, raffle, workshops, and more!

Hosted by Philosophy Club, Objectivist Club, and Economics Society.

Sponsored by Department of Philosophy, The Honors College, Women and Gender Studies Program, and Student Funding Board.

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