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“Philosophers in Conversation” – Editted by Samuel Phineas Upham

By Samuel Phineas Upham

Today’s blog post is going to be about a “Philosophers in Conversation: Interviews from the Harvard Review of Philosophy,” a book I edited while an undergraduate student at Harvard University. It contains thirteen interviews with contemporary philosophers, including Hilary Putnam, W.V. Quine, Michael Sandel, Cornel West, and Umberto Eco, to name a few.

In “Philosophers in Conversation,” the interviews are easy to read; the casual style makes difficult philosophical concepts interesting and understandable for everyone. The philosophers also get to discuss criticisms of their work. I recommend this book for anyone who wants an intimate look into some of the most brilliant thinkers of today. Each interview is accompanied by a photograph of the philosopher and a brief biography.

Many of the interviews in this collection were conducted by students and staff members of the journal. The faculty advisors of the journal are Robert Nozick and Thomas Scanlon. The book includes a forward written by Thomas Scanlon. You can view the entire table of contents and learn more about the book by visiting the website


This book is available on eBay.

For more info, you may visit Samuel Phineas Upham Web page and contact him at Samuel Phineas Upham LinkedIn page

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