I am a fan of the type of science fiction that uses the unknown future, onto we can project anything, as a canvas to explore concepts and philosophy. (I love Stanley G. Weinbaum).
Exploring your philosophical concept through fiction, because of its poetic and metophoric qualities, will (I bet) make your concept far easier to grasp than an academic paper.
Ever read The Magus of Strovolos? Cool stuff on the creation of thought-forms.