Books published by Harvard University Press

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Harvard University Press | August 14, 2017 | 816 pages
Professor:  Ryan Katz-Rosene
Course Codes:  POL 7110
The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the... More Info

The Origin of Others

Harvard University Press | September 18, 2017 | 114 pages
What is race and why does it matter? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid? America’s foremost novelist reflects on themes that preoccupy her work and dominate politics: race, fear, borders, mass movement of peoples, desire for belonging. Ta-Nehisi Coates provides a foreword to Toni... More Info

How to Do Things with Pornography

Harvard University Press | March 30, 2020 | 211 pages
In Nancy Bauer’s view, most feminist philosophers are content to work within theoretical frameworks that are false to human beings’ everyday experiences. Here she models a new way to write about pornography, women’s self-objectification, hook-up culture, and other contemporary phenomena, and... More Info


Harvard University Press | March 30, 1984 | 157 pages
View a collection of videos on Professor Wilson entitled "On the Relation of Science and the Humanities"  More Info

Adorno and Existence

Harvard University Press | November 14, 2016 | 256 pages
Adorno was forever returning to the philosophies of bourgeois interiority, seeking the paradoxical relation between their manifest failure and their hidden promise. As Peter E. Gordon shows, Adorno’s writings on Kierkegaard, Husserl, and Heidegger present us with a photographic negative—a... More Info

The End Game

Harvard University Press | March 30, 2020 | 244 pages
Senior citizens face a gauntlet of physical, psychological, and social hurdles. But do disadvantages accumulated over a lifetime make the final years especially difficult for some people? Or does the quality of life among poor and affluent seniors converge? Corey Abramson investigates whether... More Info