Friday, June 05, 2020

Call for Papers

1000-Word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology is seeking experienced philosophy instructors to develop introductory teaching essays on topics of current and urgent social, ethical, and political interest in the United States. 

1000 Word Philosophy has been seeking essays on these issues for a long time now, and wanted to make this interest known again. Instead of developing a list of potential topics, we are asking instructors this:

  • What issues relevant to current events would you like to teach, and need to be discussed, in philosophy (and other) courses?
  • What topics do students want and need to learn about and discuss and so introductory guides to those topics would help for fruitful discussion?
1000-Word Philosophy’s essays are of a unique genre in that its articles are not argumentative: they are introductory overviews that inform and inspire critical discussion: they are an effective first step towards engaging deeper, often argumentative, sources. It must be acknowledged though that although 1000-Word Philosophy's essays are not argumentative (in a sense that there is nothing like “I will argue that p”), they are also not neutral: they acknowledge and build upon reasonable agreements and informed and fair-minded consensus.

For more information about 1000-Word Philosophy, and important submission guidelines, please see And please contact the editors at with any questions, to discuss any potential essay ideas and for suggested topics. 

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