Caspar Hare is a professor of philosophy in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. Along with Georgia Perakis, Hare is the associate dean for Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing (SERC) in the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing. Hare and Perakis work together to create multidisciplinary connections on campus and to weave social, ethical, and policy considerations into the teaching, research, and implementation of computing.
A member of the MIT faculty since 2003, Hare’s main interests are in ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology. The general theme of his recent work has been to bring ideas about practical rationality and metaphysics to bear on issues in normative ethics and epistemology. He is the author of two books: “On Myself, and Other, Less Important Subjects” (Princeton University Press 2009), about the metaphysics of perspective, and “The Limits of Kindness” (Oxford University Press 2013), about normative ethics.