Verity Harte appointed the Saden Professor of Philosophy and Classics

Verity Harte, newly named as the George A. Saden Professor of Philosophy and Classics, is a specialist in ancient philosophy, with particular research interests in ancient metaphysics, epistemology, and psychology, especially of Plato and Aristotle.
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Verity Harte (Photo by Michael Marsland / Yale University)

Verity Harte, newly named as the George A. Saden Professor of Philosophy and Classics, is a specialist in ancient philosophy, with particular research interests in ancient metaphysics, epistemology, and psychology, especially of Plato and Aristotle.

Harte studied classics and philosophy at Cambridge University, where she earned a B.A. in classics and M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy. 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. Harte joined the Yale faculty in 2006 as professor of philosophy and classics.

Harte is the author of “Plato on Parts and Wholes: The Metaphysics of Structure” and is presently at work on a monograph “Plato Philebus: Constructing the Good Human Life,” for the series “Cambridge Studies in the Dialogues of Plato.” She co-edited “Politeia in Greek and Roman Philosophy” and “Aristotle and the Stoics Reading Plato.” The author of numerous articles and book reviews, Harte was managing editor of the journal Phronesis from 2003 to 2011, is advisory editor of the Journal of the American Philosophical Association, and serves on the editorial boards of Études Platoniciennes; Polis, the journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought; and Phronesis.

The Yale professor has delivered invited lectures at conferences in France, Greece, England, and Germany, among other countries. Her honors include the Yale Graduate Mentor Award, the Rosamond Kent Sprague Lecturership at the University of South Carolina, and the Alfred North Whitehead Lecturership at Harvard University. She is a member of the American Philosophical Association, the International Plato Society, the Classical Association (U.K.), and the Hellenic Society (U.K.).

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