Welcome to 1000-Word Philosophy, 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.

News Item: After our initial fifty essays, we’ve decided to publish frequently but not on the hectic Monday-Thursday schedule. Thank you for all of the support we’ve received so far. We’ll see you at one hundred essays.

Newest Essays

(Im)partiality by Shane Gronholz
(Published 18 August 2014)

Idealism Pt. 2: Kant’s Transcendental Idealism by Addison Ellis
(Published 11 August 2014)

The Repugnant Conclusion by Jonathan Spelman
(Published 4 August 2014)

Quantum Mechanics and Philosophy II: Measurement and Interpretations by Thomas Metcalf
(Published 28 July 2014)

Essay Categories

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art
Ethics
Epistemology
Historical Philosophy
Metaphilosophy
Metaphysics
Phenomenology and Existentialism
Philosophy of Mind and Language
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy of Science
Social and Political Philosophy