The Rhetoric of Drugs
The Rhetoric of Drugs (French: Rhétorique de la drogue) in the original French title, is a 1990 work by French philosopher Jacques Derrida. Derrida, interviewed, discusses the concept of "drug", a...
On Bullshit
On Bullshit (2005), by Harry G. Frankfurt, is a philosophical essay that presents a theory of bullshit that defines the concept and analyses the applications of bullshit in the contexts of communicati...
Pyrrhus and Cineas
Pyrrhus and Cineas (Original title: Pyrrhus et Cinéas) is Simone de Beauvoir's first philosophical essay. It was published in 1944, and in it, she makes a philosophical inquiry into the human situatio...
A Defense of Abortion
"A Defense of Abortion" is a moral philosophy paper by Judith Jarvis Thomson first published in 1971. Granting for the sake of argument that the fetus has a right to life, Thomson uses thought experim...
Casual peeps at Sophia
Casual peeps at Sophia is a collection of Essays and Addresses by Allama I I Kazi.The subjects dealt within these essays and addresses cover wide range of human thought embracing,as they do, Philosoph...
De libero arbitrio diatribe sive collatio
De libero arbitrio diatribe sive collatio (literally Of free will: Discourses or Comparisons) is the Latin title of a polemical work written by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam in 1524. It is commonly ...
The Poetic Principle
"The Poetic Principle" is an essay by Edgar Allan Poe, written near the end of his life and published posthumously in 1850, the year after his death. It is a work of literary criticism, in which Poe p...
What Is Literature?
What Is Literature? (French: Qu'est ce que la littérature?), also published as Literature and Existentialism,) is a French essay by philosopher and novelist, Jean-Paul Sartre, published by Gallima...
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Supernatural Horror in Literature
"Supernatural Horror in Literature" is a long essay by the horror writer H. P. Lovecraft surveying the topic of horror fiction. It was written between November 1925 and May 1927 and revised during 193...
The Simple Art of Murder
"The Simple Art of Murder" refers to hard-boiled detective fiction author Raymond Chandler's critical essay, a magazine article, and his collection of short stories. The essay was first published in T...
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The Unreality of Time
"The Unreality of Time" is the best-known philosophical work of the Cambridge idealist J. M. E. McTaggart. In the paper, first published in 1908 in Mind 17: 457-73, McTaggart argues that time is unre...
Famine, Affluence, and Morality
"Famine, Affluence, and Morality" is an essay written by Peter Singer in 1971 and published in Philosophy and Public Affairs in 1972. It argues that affluent persons are morally obligated to donate f...
Essays (Montaigne)
The Essays (French: Essais) of Michel de Montaigne are contained in three books and 107 chapters of varying length. Montaigne's stated design in writing, publishing and revising the Essays over th...
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Essays (Francis Bacon)
Essayes: Religious Meditations. Places of Perswasion and Disswasion. Seene and Allowed (1597) was the first published book by the philosopher, statesman and jurist Francis Bacon. The Essays are writte...
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Essay on the Origin of Languages
"Essay on the Origin of Languages" (Essai sur l'origine des langues) is an essay by Jean-Jacques Rousseau published posthumously in 1781.[1] Rousseau had meant to publish the essay in a short volume w...
The Point of View of My Work as an Author
The Point of View For my Work as an Author (subtitle: A Direct Communication, Report to History) is an autobiographical account of the 19th century Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard's use of his p...
Mad pain and Martian pain
Mad Pain and Martian Pain is a philosophical article written by David Kellogg Lewis. Lewis argued, that a theory of pain must be able to reflect the most basic intuitions of both functionalism and ide...
On Truth
On Truth is the 2006 follow-up to Harry Frankfurt's 1986 essay, On Bullshit.In "On Truth", Frankfurt develops the argument that individuals should care about the truth, regardless of whether they inte...
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De Providentia
De Providentia ("On Providence") is a short essay in the form of a dialogue in six brief sections, written by the Latin philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca, "Seneca the Younger" (died AD 65) in the last...
Boys' Weeklies
"Boys' Weeklies" is an essay by George Orwell in which he analyses those weekly story-paper publications for boys which were current around 1940. After being published in Horizon in abridged form, it ...
Critical and Historical Essays (Macaulay)
Critical and Historical Essays: Contributed to the Edinburgh Review (1843) is a collection of articles by Thomas Babington Macaulay, later Lord Macaulay. They have been acclaimed for their readabilit...
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Search for a Method
Search for a Method or The Problem of Method (French: Questions de méthode) is a 1957 essay by Jean-Paul Sartre that attempts to reconcile Marxism with existentialism. The first version of the ess...
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The Temptation of the Impossible
The Temptation of the Impossible (Spanish: La tentación de lo imposible, 2004) is a book-length essay by Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa which examines Victor Hugo's Les Misérables. An Englis...
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Confessions of a Book Reviewer
"Confessions of a Book Reviewer" is a narrative essay published in 1946 by the English author George Orwell. In it he discusses the lifestyle of a book reviewer and criticises the practice reviewing a...
The Absence of the Book
"The Absence of the Book" is an essay by French philosopher and literary theorist Maurice Blanchot which appeared in his 1993 collection The Infinite Conversation.