About

This blog publishes cutting-edge philosophical articles of approximately 1,500 words or less.

The site is, in a sense, a tribute to Edmund Gettier, who proved back in 1963 with his groundbreaking two-page article, “Is Justified True Belief Knowledge,” that a philosophical article doesn’t have to be long to be good. The term “flash philosophy” is based on the term “flash fiction” which is used to refer to very short short stories. There is growing interest in very short works of philosophy, which are sometimes also referred to as “philosophical shorts” because they are more in keeping with the digital age than traditional philosophical articles which can take many months, or even years, to write and sometimes an equally long time before they appear in print. Flash philosophy can be drafter much more quickly and the insights it contains disseminated much more quickly as well, hence enhancing the productivity of philosophical discourse, but among professional philosophers and among those outside the discipline.

The site is maintained by M.G. Piety, Professor of Philosophy at Drexel University, and publishes articles in all philosophical genres. Authors who wish to submit material for publication on the site should email their submissions, along with a short bio to mgpiety@drexel.edu.