Verity Harte

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George A. Saden Professor of Philosophy and Classics
Office in Yale Philosophy Department, 451 College Street, room 303

Verity Harte is a specialist in ancient philosophy. Her research focus is the philosophical thought and writings of Plato, especially, and of Aristotle, with more general interests in the history of philosophy throughout the period of Greco-Roman Antiquity.  

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 at King’s College London Philosophy Department, before joining the Yale Philosophy and Classics departments in 2006. 


Greco-Roman Philosophy.

Areas of Research

The philosophical topics that she has written on most frequently fall under the general headings of metaphysics, epistemology, and moral and philosophical psychology. She is often interested in points of contrast and of comparison between ancient and contemporary approaches to topics in these areas. Her main research project at present concerns Plato’s Philebus, on which she is (very slowly) writing a monograph for the Cambridge University Press series Studies in the Dialogues of Plato (series editor: Mary Margaret McCabe). She has additional research projects underway concerning Plato’s Republic, dialectical knowledge in late Plato and its metaphysical underpinnings, memory, and pleasure. She is open to advising graduate students on a wide range of topics and authors in Greco-Roman philosophy, not restricted to these more specific areas of interest.

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