Teaching Units

Below are links to select sets of short introductory readings from 1000-Word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology to help create “course modules” on common topics in introductory philosophy and ethics courses: 

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Some essays good for the beginning of a class:



Ethical Theories and Theories of Justice

Contemporary Moral and Social Issues


Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of Race

Philosophy of Sex and Gender

Philosophy of Science

Historical Philosophy 

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

Comments are open below for suggestions!

2 thoughts on “Teaching Units

  1. A great source! Request if ‘pre-socratics’ may be added, plz! (I teach philosophy, mainly the history of philosophic thought) Tnxez plz! Asad.

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