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 a new essay every Monday and Thursday, so check back often for updates.

News Item: We’ve made the decision that during the summer, while academics are traveling and working to complete drafts of publications, we’ll publish just once a week, on Mondays. When the academic year resumes at the end of August, we’ll go back to publishing twice weekly.

Newest Essays

Just War Theory by Ryan Jenkins
(Published 21 July 2014)

Wittgenstein’s Private Language Argument by Ian Tully
(Published 14 July 2014)

Idealism Pt. 1: Berkeley’s Subjective Idealism by Addison Ellis
(Published 7 July 2014)

The Ontological Argument for the Existence of God by Andrew Chapman
(Published 30 June 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