portrait of Harry Chalmers
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy


PhD, Brown University, 2019
BA, Centre College, 2012


Harry Chalmers works in metaethics and philosophy of sex, love, and friendship. His current research interests include normative authority, moral realism, the ethics of monogamy and polyamory, and the limits of friendship in a context of heightened ideological polarization.

Chalmer‘s teaching includes courses on introductory ethics, philosophy of sex and love, and the ethics of college life.

Prior to Oberlin, Chalmers was an instructor and teaching assistant at Brown University, from fall 2014 to spring 2019.


“Is Monogamy Morally Permissible?” Journal of Value Inquiry 53, no. 2 (2019): 225–241.

  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
  • American Philosophical Association
  • American Association of Philosophy Teachers