All Essays

Essay Categories

* New categories are added as the project expands. 

** Some essays below are in multiple categories. 

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

Aesthetics vs. Art by Brock Rough

Definitions of Art by Brock Rough

Buddhist Philosophy

Dharma in Abhidharma Buddhism by Nicholaos Jones

Chinese Philosophy

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

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

Ethics

Practical Ethics / Applied Ethics / Moral Principles

Applied Ethics by Chelsea Haramia

The Badness of Death by Duncan Purves

The Ethics of Abortion by Nathan Nobis

Euthanasia, or Mercy Killing by Nathan Nobis

The Non-Identity Problem by Duncan Purves

Reparations for Historic Injustice by Joseph Frigault

The Moral Status of Animals by Jason Wyckoff

Speciesism by Dan Lowe

The Ethics of Drone Strikes by Ryan Jenkins

Licensing Parents by Ryan Jenkins

Theories of Punishment by Travis Joseph Rodgers

Moral Luck by Jonathan Spelman

Existentialism by Addison Ellis

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

Marx’s Conception of Alienation by Dan Lowe

Hope by Michael Milona & Katie Stockdale  

Feminism Part 1: The Sameness Approach by Annaleigh Curtis

Feminism Part 2: The Difference Approach by Annaleigh Curtis

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

Ethics and “Extra Credit” by Nathan Nobis

The Ontology of Race by Abiral Chitrakar Phnuyal

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

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

Normative Ethics / Ethical Theories / Moral Principles 

Deontology: Kantian Ethics by Andrew Chapman

Consequentialism by Shane Gronholz

Situationism and Virtue Ethics by Ian Tully

Because God Says So: On Divine Command Theory by Spencer Case

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

Social Contract Theory by David Antonini

Ignorance and Blame by Daniel Miller

Evolution and Ethics by Michael Klenk

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

Nietzsche and the Death of God by Justin Remhof

Plato’s Form of the Good by Ryan Jenkins

The Repugnant Conclusion by Jonathan Spelman

(Im)partiality by Shane Gronholz

Practical Reasons by Shane Gronholz

Moral Testimony by Annaleigh Curtis

Free Will and Moral Responsibility by Chelsea Haramia

Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility by Rebecca Renninger

Manipulation and Moral Responsibility by Taylor W. Cyr

Expertise by Jamie Carlin Watson

Meta-Ethics / The Philosophy of Ethics 

Ethical Realism by Thomas Metcalf

Moral Error Theory by Ian Tully

Because God Says So: On Divine Command Theory by Spencer Case

Evolution and Ethics by Michael Klenk

Epistemology

External World Skepticism by Andrew Chapman

The Gettier Problem & the Definition of Knowledge by Andrew Chapman

The Problem of Induction by Kenneth Blake Vernon

Modal Epistemology: Knowledge of Possibility and Necessity by Bob Fischer

Take My Word for It: On Testimony by Spencer Case

Moral Testimony by Annaleigh Curtis

The Epistemology of Disagreement by Jonathan Matheson

Interpretations of Probability by Thomas Metcalf

Hope by Michael Milona & Katie Stockdale  

Expertise by Jamie Carlin Watson

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

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

Historical Philosophy

Plato’s Form of the Good by Ryan Jenkins

Plato’s Crito: When should we break the law? by Spencer Case

Leibniz’s Principle of Sufficient Reason by Marc Bobro

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

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

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

Idealism Pt. 1: Berkeley’s Subjective Idealism by Addison Ellis

Idealism Pt. 2: Kant’s Transcendental Idealism by Addison Ellis

Nietzsche and the Death of God by Justin Remhof

Plato’s Form of the Good by Ryan Jenkins

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

Logic and Reasoning

The Problem of Induction by Kenneth Blake Vernon

Interpretations of Probability by Thomas Metcalf

The Probability Calculus by Thomas Metcalf

Expertise by Jamie Carlin Watson

Metaphilosophy

Philosophy and Its Contrast with Science by Thomas Metcalf

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

Metaphysics

Personal Identity by Chad Vance

Free Will and Free Choice by Jonah Nagashima

Free Will and Moral Responsibility by Chelsea Haramia

Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility by Rebecca Renninger

Manipulation and Moral Responsibility by Taylor W. Cyr

Time Travel by Taylor W. Cyr

Origin Essentialism: What Could Have Been Different About you? by Chad Vance

Vagueness by Darren Hibbs

Attributes of God by Bailie Peterson

Modal Epistemology: Knowledge of Possibility & Necessity by Bob Fischer

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

Leibniz’s Principle of Sufficient Reason by Marc Bobro

Idealism Pt. 1: Berkeley’s Subjective Idealism by Addison Ellis

Idealism Pt. 2: Kant’s Transcendental Idealism by Addison Ellis

Phenomenology and Existentialism

Existentialism by Addison Ellis

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

The Badness of Death by Duncan Purves

Nietzsche and the Death of God by Justin Remhof

Hannah Arendt’s Political Thought by David Antonini

Philosophy of Education

Philosophical Inquiry in Childhood by Jana Mohr Lone

Ethics and “Extra Credit” by Nathan Nobis

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

Philosophy of Mind and Language

Vagueness by Darren Hibbs

Semantic Externalism by Rebecca Renninger

Intentionality by Addison Ellis

The Extended Mind by Rebecca Renninger

Wittgenstein’s Private Language Argument by Ian Tully

Philosophy of Race

The Ontology of Race by Abiral Chitrakar Phnuyal

Reparations for Historic Injustice by Joseph Frigault

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

Philosophy of Religion

Attributes of God by Bailie Peterson

Design Arguments for the Existence of God by Thomas Metcalf

Divine Hiddenness by David Bayless

Leibniz’s Principle of Sufficient Reason by Marc Bobro

Can We Believe in Miracles? by Tomas Bogardus

The Problem of No Best World by Kirk Lougheed

Because God Says So: On Divine Command Theory by Spencer Case

The Problem of Evil by Thomas Metcalf

The Ontological Argument for the Existence of God by Andrew Chapman

Nietzsche and the Death of God by Justin Remhof

Hope by Michael Milona & Katie Stockdale

Expertise by Jamie Carlin Watson

Philosophy of Science

Laws of Nature by Michael Zerella

Thomas Kuhn, Paradigm Shifts, and Academic Rifts by Michael Zerella

Karl Popper and Falsificationism by Michael Zerella

The Problem of Induction by Kenneth Blake Vernon

Evolution and Ethics by Michael Klenk

Quantum Mechanics and Philosophy I: The Superposition of Paths by Thomas Metcalf

Quantum Mechanics and Philosophy II: Measurement and Interpretations by Thomas Metcalf

Quantum Mechanics and Philosophy III: Implications by Thomas Metcalf

Philosophy of Sex and Gender

Feminism Part 1: The Sameness Approach by Annaleigh Curtis

Feminism Part 2: The Difference Approach by Annaleigh Curtis

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

Social and Political Philosophy

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

Social Contract Theory by David Antonini

Hannah Arendt’s Political Thought by David Antonini

Reparations for Historic Injustice by Joseph Frigault

Feminism Part 1: The Sameness Approach by Annaleigh Curtis

Feminism Part 2: The Difference Approach by Annaleigh Curtis

Plato’s Crito: When should we break the law? by Spencer Case

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

Just War Theory by Ryan Jenkins

Licensing Parents by Ryan Jenkins

The Prisoner’s Dilemma by Jason Wyckoff

The Repugnant Conclusion by Jonathan Spelman

Marx’s Conception of Alienation by Dan Lowe

What other topics would you like to see addressed on 1000-Word Philosophy? Please add them as comments below or email the editors with your suggestions. 

One thought on “All Essays

  1. Is there a scientific method or methods? Evolutionary Biology uses different methods than Astronomy, different also are the methods of Quantum Mechanics or Climate Science; is there a meaningful way to include all these under the title ‘science’.
    Thanks

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