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Chelsea Harry

Chelsea PicAssociate Professor
Philosophy Department
EN D229
(203) 392-6952
On Research Sabbatical until August 2019


Ph.D. Duquesne University
          Visiting Doctoral Researcher, Universität zu Köln2010-2011
M.A. The University of Hawaii at Manoa (east-west philosophy)
B.A. The George Washington University


Chelsea Harry works in the philosophy of nature with historical emphases in ancient Greek and 18-19th century German thought. She is the author of Chronos in Aristotle’s Physics: On the Nature of Time (Springer, 2015) and has articles published in Apeiron: A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science, Idealistic Studies, Comparative and Continental Philosophy, Journal of Speculative Philosophy, The Journal for Islamic Philosophy, Parmenideum Journal, Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences in addition to book chapters intended for an interdisciplinary audience. She is currently at work on a manuscript, which argues for non-human animals flourishing in Aristotle’s biological works.  Other scholarly work in progress includes a translation of F.W.J. Schelling’s mid-19th c. diaries, letters, and philosophical notes, a collected volume on the reception of Presocratic natural philosophy in later classical philosophy, and articles ranging from the Sapphic influence on Aristotle to Aristotle’s influence on the late Schelling and contemporary philosophy of science. Recent research affiliations include the Bavarian Academy of Science, the International Centre for Aristotle Studies at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece, and the working group in Integrative Biophilosophie at The University of Kassel in Kassel Germany.

Dr. Harry has an interest in community engagement.  She has taught philosophy to inner city high school students and to incarcerated individuals.  She has represented Southern as a member of Connecticut Campus Compact’s Engaged Scholarship Advisory Committee.   

Recent courses include:
Ancient Philosophy
19th Century Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy with Critical Thinking (with Service-Learning)
Medieval Philosophy
Human Flourishing in the 21st Century (IDS Tier 3 Capstone)
Introduction to Service Learning (Honors College)
Seminar on the Self (Honors College)