Welcome to 1000-Word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology, an ever-growing set of original 1000-word essays on philosophical questions, figures, and arguments. We have nearly 100 original essays on a wide range of philosophical issues, and we publish new essays frequently. Please check back for updates and ‘follow’ or subscribe to receive email notifications of new essays.

Newest Essays

Hell and Universalism by A.G. Holdier

The Knowledge Argument Against Physicalism by Tufan Kıymaz

Defining Capitalism and Socialism and Arguments for Capitalism and Socialism by Thomas Metcalf

Aristotle’s Defense of Slavery by Dan Lowe

The African Ethic of Ubuntu by Thaddeus Metz

Speciesism (update) by Dan Lowe

Mill’s Proof of the Principle of Utility by Dale E. Miller

The Death Penalty by Benjamin S. Yost

The Sleeping Beauty Problem by Daniel Peterson

Wu-Wei: Acting without Desire by Henrique Schneider

Reparations for Historic Injustice by Joseph Frigault

Camus on the Absurd: The Myth of Sisyphus by Erik Van Aken

Ignorance and Blame by Daniel Miller

Theories of Punishment by Travis Joseph Rodgers

Expertise by Jamie Carlin Watson

Attributes of God by Bailie Peterson

Hope by Michael Milona & Katie Stockdale

Responding to Morally Flawed Historical Philosophers and Philosophies by Victor Fabian Abundez-Guerra and Nathan Nobis

Philosophical Inquiry in Childhood by Jana Mohr Lone

How to Establish Social Order? Three Early Chinese Answers by Henrique Schneider

The Ontology of Race by Abiral Chitrakar Phnuyal

Mary Astell’s “A Serious Proposal to the Ladies” (1694) by Simone Webb

Dharma in Abhidharma Buddhism by Nicholaos Jones

Mengzi’s Moral Psychology, Part 1: The Four Moral Sprouts and Mengzi’s Moral Psychology, Part 2: The Cultivation Analogy by John Ramsey

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