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 for updates. Please ‘follow’ and subscribe to receive email notifications of new essays.

Newest Essays

Possibility and Necessity: An Introduction to Modality by Andre Leo Rusavuk

Descartes’ “I think, therefore I am” by Charles Miceli

Expertise by Jamie Carlin Watson

Evolution and Ethics by Michael Klenk

Social Contract Theory by David Antonini

Introduction to the Probability Calculus and Interpretations of Probability by Thomas Metcalf

Attributes of God by Bailie Peterson

Hannah Arendt’s Political Thought by David Antonini

Hope by Michael Milona & Katie Stockdale

Descartes’ Meditations 1-3 and Descartes’ Meditations 4-6 by Marc Bobro

John Rawls’ ‘A Theory of Justice’ by Ben Davies

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

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

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