The Pan-Gigaquadrantic Philosophical Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the open discussion of philosophical, ethical and political ideas, especially between different schools of thought. It facilitates this primarily by hosting philosophical debates, both live and in written formats, and by providing a platform for essays of any length to be published.
- Follow this format.
- Essays submitted to the Pan-Gigaquadrantic Philosophical Society may come from absolutely any school of thought and will never be censored from publication due to offensiveness or unpopularity of content. However, they should be worded in a relatively polite and respectful way. They may contain humor, but said humor should not be at the expense of any persons, barring the writer, who may use as much self-deprecating humor as they please.
- Humor at the expense of an argument, or a satire of someone else’s ideals or position, are fine. Satire of an idea is not inherently disrespectful. The PGPS recognizes that sometimes points are best made through humor.
- Comments, on the other hand, are fair game, so long as all flame wars between the characters remain between the characters.
- They must be grammatically coherent and free of misspellings, incorrect usage and nonsense errors. Badly written essays should not be submitted. Articles should be free of 1337 speak and capslock. Italics and bold should be sufficient for emphasis.
- They should be submitted by citizens of the gigaquadrant or the broader multiverse, not the mysterious, enigmatic beings the Cult of Spore refers to as the “writers.” Writers may create characters just to submit to the society, but those characters should fit within the universe. No character should say anything they would not say outside of the PGPS. By default, the PGPS and its articles are canon, meaning that the people of the gigaquadrant can see everything your characters write.
- Writers may comment, however.
- Author Avatars which exist in-universe like Alikos, the Dark Purger and the Light Redeemer are welcome.
- While no article will be rejected simply because its argumentation is poor, every article is required to have a comment section under it, and people will shred you if you do not put thought into your arguments. You may advocate something inane like the impossibility of space travel in a universe full of interstellar societies (just to give an example) if you want, but don’t be surprised when someone tears your argument apart.
- Other people are allowed to write another essay rebutting, or simply mentioning yours. You putting the essay here is implicit permission for them to do so.
- Essays should be placed in their proper categories. If you are unsure what category your essay fits in, place it in "uncategorized" and contact Aeoneonatrix to have it placed in a category, or have a new category created for it.
- Within categories, essays should be alphabetized by title. Article adjectives ("A" "An" and "The") on the beginning should be ignored, with the first word which is not an article being used for alphabetization.
- Essay Name by Author’s First Name, Last Name and any Relevant Titles
Please put all essays in the appropriate category. If you feel your essay does not fit into any category, contact the user Aeoneonatrix to either help you figure out where your essay fits or to create a new category for you. In the meantime, put it under “Uncategorized.”
Essays contemplating or advocating the morality or immorality of something, or on the nature of morality as an idea.
- The Case for Contact by Prof. Puno Ironsun
- Dedication is not Enslavement by Prof. Puno Ironsun
- The Art of Technology by Kitnúnalsun Taumnákhoron
Essays on the nature of physical reality, essence, existence, or the like.
- Chaos and Essence: Defying Logic? by Prof. Kiqhle Sostoui
- Essence Theory by Illu. Terius Kortobar
- Gods and Mortals Explained by Illu. Serriam Quitarba
Essays on the nature of knowledge, belief, evidence, and understanding as abstract concepts.
Political Philosophy, Politics & EconomicsEdit
Essays on the basis of government, its ideal form, policy positions and policy decisions.
- Beyond Currency: The Post Scarcity Society by Allar Terum'Shapo
- Empire of the Credit by Yasser Martineau
- Post-Scarcity Peace Theory by Milo Vannier
- Eldarisia's plan for peace by Sylo Ethland
- On The Abyss by Dr. Nu’Iva Shal, Master Mystic and Planeswalker
Philosophy of ScienceEdit
Essays on the nature of science, how it is and should be conducted, what it can and cannot discover and why.
Philosophy of MathematicsEdit
Essays on the nature of mathematics, how it is and should be conducted, what it can and cannot discover and why.
Philosophy of AestheticsEdit
Essays on the nature of beauty, what is and isn't beautiful, why, and if it is, as is commonly assumed, subjective.
Essays which do not fit into any other category, or which have not yet been sorted.