Verity Harte

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George A. Saden Professor of Philosophy and Classics, Chair of Philosophy
402 CT Hall

203-432-1697
Verity Harte is a specialist in ancient philosophy, with particular research interests in ancient metaphysics, epistemology and psychology, especially of Plato and Aristotle.

She studied Classics and Philosophy at Cambridge, where she gained her BA (Classics) and M.Phil and PhD (Philosophy) degrees. She held research fellowships at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, and St. Hilda’s College, Oxford, and was Lecturer, then Reader, in Philosophy at King’s College London, prior to joining the Faculty at Yale in 2006. At Yale, she holds a joint position in Philosophy and Classics (office in Philosophy: Connecticut Hall). In April 2013, she gave the Whitehead Lectures at Harvard on Pleasure, Knowledge and the Good in Plato’ Philebus.

Field

Ancient Philosophy.

Areas of Research

Ancient metaphysics, epistemology and psychology, especially of Plato and Aristotle.

Courses

Fall: CLCV/PHIL 125 Introduction to Ancient Philosophy

Spring: (with David Charles) CLSS 865/PHIL 748 Plato’s Theaetetus  

Recent Publications

Rereading Ancient Philosophy: Old Chestnuts and Sacred Cows, co-edited by Verity Harte and Raphael Woolf. Cambridge: CUP 2017.

‘Some “value of knowledge” problems in Plato’s Philebus’, Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, Volume 92, Issue 1, 1 June 2018, Pages 27–48, https://doi.org/10.1093/arisup/aky013. Accessible here: https://academic.oup.com/aristoteliansupp/article/92/1/27/5032741?guestAccessKey=e7645a04-93fe-431b-a13b-8e1b080ccb40

‘Aporia in Plato’s Parmenides’, in The Aporetic Tradition in Ancient Philosophy ed George Karamanolis and Vasilis Politis, Cambridge CUP 2017, 67-90.

‘Knowing and Believing in Republic V’, in Rereading Ancient Philosophy: Old Chestnuts and Sacred Cows, co-edited by Verity Harte and Raphael Woolf, Cambridge: CUP 2017, 141-62.

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