Publishing Information

Published in 2002 by Routledge 29 West 35th Street New York, NY 10001 Published in Great Britain by Routledge 11 New Fetter Lane London EC4P 4EE Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group. Copyright 2002 by The Harvard Review of Philosophy HRP is an official student organization of Harvard University Cover and […]

Bringing Together the Philosophers

Philosophers in Conversation collects interviews from a diverse group of authors and thinkers. From political and moral philosophy to semiotics, there are a number of different philosophical, academic, and theoretical areas represented in these pages. Check the Table of Contents for more information.

Rare John Rawls Interview

Although John Rawls was, by all accounts, one of the leading philosophers of the 20th century, his public appearances and interviews were few and far between. Phin Upham was able to gather one of Rawls’ few interviews when compiling Philosophers in Conversation, and the rare conversation forms one of the book’s highlights. This special interview, […]


Preview the contents of Philosophers in Conversation by browsing the book’s table of contents here. Forward by Thomas Scanlon xi Editor’s Note xv John Rawls For the Record 1 Hilary Putnam On Mind, Meaning, and Reality 14 Umberto Eco On Semiotics and Pragmatism 21 Harvey C. Mansfield On the Philosophy of Politics 28 W.V. Quine […]


Foreward by Thomas Scanlon of Harvard University The Harvard Review of Philosophy, in which these interviews first appeared, is a remarkable phenomenon. A journal started and run entirely by undergraduate students, it has maintained a consistently high level of quality for ten years, publishing articles by well-known philosophers as well as by students, and attracting […]

Philosophers in Conversation: Interviews from the Harvard Review of Philosophy, by Phin Upham

Description: This volume brings together for the first time thirteen recent interviews with the brightest names in contemporary philosophy, including W.V.O. Quine, Richard Rorty, Stanley Cavell, Hilary Putnam, as well as the only known interview with John Rawls. The pieces are taken from the Harvard Review of Philosophy. Covering a wide range of topics from the philosophy […]