Welcome to 1000-Word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology, an ever-growing set of original 1000-word essays on philosophical topics. Below is our current collection of essays. We publish new essays frequently, so check back often for updates. You can search for articles by clicking the + button at the bottom of this page.

Newest Essays

Mengzi’s Moral Psychology, Part 1: The Four Moral Sprouts by John Ramsey

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 by Thomas Metcalf

Ethics and “Extra Credit” by Nathan Nobis

Nietzsche and the Death of God by Justin Remhof

Plato’s Form of the Good by Ryan Jenkins

Modal Epistemology: Knowledge of Possibility & Necessity by Bob Fischer

Divine Hiddenness by David Bayless

The Ethics of Abortion by Nathan Nobis

Karl Marx’s Conception of Alienation by Dan Lowe

Essay Categories

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art
Historical Philosophy
Phenomenology and Existentialism
Philosophy of Mind and Language
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy of Science
Social and Political Philosophy

* New categories are likely to be added as the project expands. 

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