Welcome to 1000-Word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology, an ever-growing set of original 1000-word essays on philosophical topics. We publish new essays frequently, so check back often for updates. You can click the + button at the bottom of this page to search for articles and subscribe to receive email notice of new essays.

Newest Essays

Philosophical Inquiry in Childhood by Jana Mohr Lone

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

Interpretations of Probability by Thomas Metcalf

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

Time Travel by Taylor W. Cyr

The Epistemology of Disagreement by Jonathan Matheson

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

Leibniz’s Principle of Sufficient Reason by Marc Bobro

Design Arguments for the Existence of God and The Fine-Tuning Argument for the Existence of God by Thomas Metcalf 

Ethics and “Extra Credit” by Nathan Nobis

Nietzsche and the Death of God by Justin Remhof

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