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.
Areas of Research
Ancient metaphysics, epistemology and psychology, especially of Plato and Aristotle.
Fall: CLCV/PHIL 125 Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
Spring: (with David Charles) CLSS 865/PHIL 748 Plato’s Theaetetus
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.