Who We Are

The Harvard Review of Philosophy is a journal of professional philosophy published annually since 1991 and edited entirely by Harvard University undergraduates. The Review is one of only two such undergraduate-run journals, and remains the only publication of its kind to be published in print. Presently, the Review is distributed to over a thousand universities and libraries throughout the world. Its pages have included work by and interviews with leading figures in contemporary philosophy, including Derek Parfit, Sir Karl Popper, Martha Nussbaum, W. V. Quine, Cornel West, John Rawls, Noam Chomsky, Peter Singer, Slavoj Žižek, Hilary Putnam, and Bernard Williams. Three books have been published featuring work from the pages of the Review. Since our 25th volume, each issue of the Review has been centered around a philosophical theme and aims to present a range of original research on the chosen theme in a manner accessible to a general audience. In addition to publishing a volume each year, the Review has hosted an annual lecture since 2002 with support from the Harvard University Department of Philosophy.

Our current publishing partner is the Philosophy Documentation Center, who is also the custodian of our issues archive. You can access all Review issues past and present by visiting our page on the PDC website. Volumes I-XXIII have been made available for public open access here.

For the 2021-22 academic year, the theme of our issue is Environment and Philosophy. If you are Harvard student interested in joining the Review, please feel free to get in touch through our contact form or by emailing us at editors@harvardphilosophy.com. We ask prospective authors to view our Submission Guidelines before inquiring about submitting.