Types of __________ Papers (updated)


Last week, Randall Munroe, author of the famed webcomic xkcd published a comic about “Types of Scientific Paper“:

It has now served as a template for people on social media to caricature the papers in their areas of study. By request, here’s a round-up of ones in philosophy and related disciplines.

Philosophy of Biology (by Roberta Millstein)

Analytic Feminism (by Matthew J. Cull)

AI Ethics (by Annette Zimmermann)

History of Philosophy of Science (by Paul Franco):

Political Theory (by Samuel Bagg):

Semantics (by Katie Martin):

I couldn’t not do one, so:

Ethics (by Justin Weinberg)

If you know of others, send along links or mention them in the comments. And if you want to make your own, here’s a blank version of the comic.

UPDATE: Some more…

Wittgenstein (by @illocutie)

 

Metaethics (by Jordan Walters)

 

Free Will (by Alan White)

 

Clinical Ethics (by Adam Omelianchuk)

 

Philosophy of Science (by Boaz Miller)

 

Philosophy of Physics (by Alisa Bokulich)

 

Philosophy of Medicine(by Maya Goldenberg)

 

Thomism (by Josh Hochschild)

 

Philosophy of Science (by Aaron Chavez)

 

Epistemology (by Gregory Gaboardi)


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Jordan
5 days ago

https://twitter.com/jdtw123/status/1389248546768031748

Made a “types of metaethics papers” one.Report

Matt
5 days ago

Someone better make a “Types of Journal of Controversial Ideas Papers” one.

Please.Report

David Wallace
David Wallace
Reply to  Matt
5 days ago

There are 12 ‘types of paper’ on the graphic and only 10 papers total in JCI so far, so it would end up being ‘types of paper I expect to see in JCI’, which I suspect would just recapitulate people’s existing widely-divergent impression of it.Report

ehz
ehz
5 days ago

Relevant xkcd for the semantics one: https://xkcd.com/1683/Report

Katie Martin
Katie Martin
Reply to  ehz
5 days ago

Ugh I’m so sorry, if I’d known people were going to see it I wouldn’t have made it on my tiny ancient phone!!Report

Not Creative Enough
5 days ago

Someone please do philosophy of mind.Report

André CB
5 days ago

Types of Experimental Philosophy paper: https://twitter.com/BilboB8/status/1388525948094586884Report

Alisa Bokulich
5 days ago

Here’s one for Types of Philosophy of Physics Paper: https://twitter.com/bucphs/status/1389402543533535239?s=21Report

Marcin Miłkowski
3 hours ago