Department of Philosophy
Randall Harp; Ph.D., Assistant Professor
- Ph.D., Stanford University, 2009
- CV (PDF)
Area of expertise
Philosophy of Action, Rational Choice Theory, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Contact InformationEmail: Randall.Harp@uvm.edu
Office Hours Fall 2014: W 12:45-:45, Th 2:30-3:30 & by appointment
70 South Williams Street, Room 203
Randall Harp's main research areas are in the philosophy of action (particularly collective action and decision theory) and in the philosophy of social sciences. His research focuses on questions of the proper way to characterize individual versus collective goals, and of the proper way for a model of deliberation to use these goals. He is also interested in the explanatory powers of collective entities. His other research interests include the explanatory adequacy of rational choice models of human agency.
Professor Harp teaches introductory classes in logic and in ethics; he teaches intermediate lectures on ancient philosophy and on the philosophy of action; and he teaches advanced seminars in the philosophy of social science.