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).
Areas of Research
Ancient metaphysics, epistemology and psychology, especially of Plato and Aristotle.
Fall: PHIL/CLCV 125 Introduction to Ancient Philosophy.
Spring: PHIL 496/696/ CLSS 796 Plato’s Gorgias.
‘Plato’s Philebus on the Value of Idle Pleasure’, in David Brink, Susan Sauvé Meyer and Christopher Shields edd. Virtue, Happiness, and Knowledge: Themes from the Work of Gail Fine and Terence Irwin, Oxford: OUP 2018, 110-28
‘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
‘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.
Rereading Ancient Philosophy: Old Chestnuts and Sacred Cows, co-edited by Verity Harte and Raphael Woolf. Cambridge: CUP 2017.