Teaching

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

This page will be periodically updated as more essays are identified as especially ideal for this resource. But please check the front page for our newest essays.

We have a rough draft of an order of readings, which can be used to develop a syllabus, for an Introduction to Philosophy course, and two orders of readings for Introduction to Ethics courses. Of course, philosophy and ethics courses can have many structures and these are just a few possibilities!

Some of our essays are available as audio recordings

Note: philosophy instructors may find this article, by 1000-Word Philosophy editor and contributor Tom Metcalf, to be interesting and useful in their teaching philosophy and advocating for the value of philosophy: Metcalf, Thomas. (2022). “The Case for Philosophy as a General-Education Requirement.” Teaching Philosophy, 45(3), 299–326. (Pre-publication version). 

Some essays that are especially good for the beginning of a class:

Epistemology 


Metaphysics 


Ethical Theories and Theories of Justice

Contemporary Moral and Social Issues


Existentialism


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

  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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