Essays by Women Philosophers

1000-Word Philosophy seeks to publish essays by women philosophers, as well as essays by other philosophers who have been underrepresented in academic philosophy. Below is our current list of essays written by women philosophers, which we very much hope to extend: please see our submission guidelines if you are interested in contributing. 

Some of the essays below are in multiple categories, although only one is mentioned here. 


Critical Thinking: What is it to be a Critical Thinker? by Carolina Flores

Hope by Katie Stockdale (and Michael Milona)

Moral Testimony by Annaleigh Curtis


Applied Ethics by Chelsea Haramia

Moral Testimony by Annaleigh Curtis

Happiness: What is it to be Happy? by Kiki Berk

“Hell Is Other People”: Sartre on Personal Relationships by Kiki Berk

Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

Feminism Part 1: The Sameness Approach by Annaleigh Curtis

Feminism Part 2: The Difference Approach by Annaleigh Curtis

Feminism Part 3: The Dominance Approach by Chelsea Haramia

Philosophy of Education

Philosophical Inquiry in Childhood by Jana Mohr Lone

Philosophy of Religion

Attributes of God by Bailie Peterson

Agnosticism about God’s Existence by Sylwia Wilczewska

Pascal’s Wager: A Pragmatic Argument for Belief in God by Liz Jackson

Philosophy of Education

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


Free Will and Moral Responsibility by Chelsea Haramia

Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility by Rachel Bourbaki

Psychological Approaches to Personal Identity: Do Memories and Consciousness Make Us Who We Are? by Kristin Seemuth Whaley

Are We Animals? Animalism and Personal Identity by Kristin Seemuth Whaley

Philosophy of Mind and Language

The Extended Mind by Rachel Bourbaki