This question deals with the methodology of academic philosophical writing.
The "paper" exercise is rather different from "dissertation", the kind of philosophical academic writing in which I have been trained in France.
Sample papers I have come across so far are mostly historical; they deal with the position adopted by a given thinker on a given subject. For example: Plato's "On Justice" or Descartes' "On Scepticism". This was the case even in Martinich's book on the method of philosophical writing.
Is it possible to find online good papers dealing with simple questions not linked to particularly famous authors? What are some of the most prestigious journals?