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He graduated in mathematics and physics and he afterwards lectured at the University of Punjab, India. He continued his studies studying philosophy and anthropology and eventually he did a B. Phil. at the University of Oxford under the supervision of J.L. Austin. For a short period, he lectured part-time at American University in Washington, D.C. He now is a professor at Georgetown University.
Intellectual interests Edit
Harré has written on a wide variety of subjects which includes: philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of science, ontology, psychology and philosophy. He was an important early influence on the British philosophical movement Critical Realism, publishing Causal Powers with Madden in 1975, the same year as A Realist Theory of Science. He supervised Roy Bhaskar's doctoral studies, and has continued to maintain close involvement with realism.
Publications (selection) Edit
- Key Thinkers in Psychology, London: Sage, 2006.
- (With M. Tissaw) Wittgenstein and Psychology, Basingstoke, UK: Ashgate, 2005.
- Cognitive Science: A Philosophical Introduction, Los Angeles: Sage, 2001.
- Princess Diana and the emotionology of contemporary Britain, International Journal of Group Tensions, 30, 29-38, 2001.
- (With L. van Langenhove) Positioning Theory, Oxford: Blackwell, 1999.
- (With Charles R. Varela) "Conflicting Varieties of Realism: Causal Powers and the Problems of Social Structure." Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 26.3 (September 1996): 313-325.
- (With Grant Gillett) The Discursive Mind London: Sage, 1994.
- Varieties of Realism, Oxford: Blackwell, 1986.
- (With Jerrold L. Aronson & Eileen Cornell Way) Realism rescued: how scientific progress is possible London, Duckworth, 1994
- (With Michael Krausz) Varieties of Relativism, Oxford: Blackwell, 1996.
- Personal Being, Oxford: Blackwell, 1983.
- Physical Being: a theory for a corporal psychology, Blackwell, Oxford, 1991.
- Social Being: A Theory for a Social Psychology II, Oxford: Blackwell, 1979.
- (With Edward H. Madden) Causal Powers, Oxford: Blackwell, 1975.
- (With Paul F. Secord) The Explanation of Social Behaviour, Oxford: Blackwell, 1972.
Born in New Zealand
Main areas of interestEdit
Editorial board/consulting editorEdit
- Harre, R.(1990) "Exploring the Human Umwelt." Harre and His Critics: Essays in Honour of Rom Harre with His Commentary on Them. Ed. Roy Bhaskar. Oxford: Blackwell, .
- Harre, R.(1983) Personal Being. Oxford: Blackwell, 1983.
- Harre, R.(1979) Social Being. Oxford: Blackwell, 1979.
- Harre, R.(1986) [[Varieties of Realism]. Oxford: Blackwell, 1986.
- Harre, Rom, and Grant Gillett. The Discursive Mind. London: Sage, 1994.
- Harre, Rom, and Edward H. Madden. Causal Powers. Oxford: Blackwell, 1975.
- Harre, Rom, and Paul F. Secord. The Explanation of Social Behaviour. Oxford: Blackwell, 1972.
- Varela, Charles R., and Rom Harre. "Conflicting Varieties of Realism: Causal Powers and the Problems of Social Structure." Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 26.3 (September 1996): 313-325.
- Bhaskar, Roy, ed. Harre and His Critics: Essays in Honour of Rom Harre with His Commentary on Them. Oxford: Blackwell, 1990.
- Harre's page at Georgetown University
- An article by Caroline New
- An article (in Spanish) by María Laura Martinez
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