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24 Interesting Philosophy Research Paper Topics You Can Discuss

Who doesn’t just love philosophy? Once seen as the preserve of the rich and the elite, philosophy is now a subject that is widely accessible to anyone of above average intelligence. It is also a brilliant subject to study at university and it is amazing how many different career paths it can lead to. No-one wants to get stuck in the same old philosophical grind. So, here’re 24 interesting philosophy research paper topics that you can discuss:

  1. Contemporary architecture: bane of our existence or a wonder to behold?
  2. Should the concept of the American Dream be archived in a history museum?
  3. Can reality television stars be a positive role model to young people?
  4. Can civilian “collateral damage” in war ever be seen as “for the greater good?”
  5. Is the primary purpose of marriage for procreation? If so, does it really need to be a formal marriage?
  6. Is chastisement of children a form of emotional cruelty?
  7. Are governments justified in covering up evidence of alien life? Would evidence of alien life simply induce mass panic hysteria?
  8. Is religion simply a means of instilling a code of conduct within a population?
  9. When does your body become the property of someone else?
  10. Do we have a right to have children?
  11. Would society benefit from rapists and pedophiles automatically being chemically castrated upon conviction of their first offence?
  12. Is rape ever justified?
  13. Are cats superior intellectually to dogs?
  14. When is your house not your home?
  15. Is big really beautiful or even interesting?
  16. If you are born and only survive for one hour, did your life have meaning?
  17. Should individuals be able to claim a stake in the moon/sun/planets
  18. Do girls suffer more than boys when it comes to fashion
  19. Will eating an apple each day really keep the doctor away?
  20. Does one plus one really equally two? Who gets to decide?
  21. You come into the world with nothing, should you therefore leave the world with nothing?
  22. Is the love between a mother and child greater than the love between husband and wife?
  23. Is all love equal, or is this from where inequality stems?
  24. Does free love have a price tag? Or is it really free?

Good luck when selecting your research paper topic!