RankRegular Faculty - Professor
B.A., Monash University
M.A. McGill University
Ph.D., McGill University
Research and Teaching Interests
Nietzsche, Charles Taylor, Feminist Political Thought, Liberal Political Thought, the Internet and Politics.
Ruth Abbey is a political theorist with research and teaching interests in the areas of Friedrich Nietzsche, Charles Taylor, Feminist Political Thought, Liberal Political Thought, and Animal Ethics. She is the author of Nietzsche's Middle Period (Oxford University Press); Philosophy Now: Charles Taylor (Acumen Publishing and Princeton University Press); The Return of Feminist Liberalism (Acumen Publishing and McGill Queens University Press). She is the editor of Contemporary Philosophy in Focus: Charles Taylor (Cambridge University Press) and Feminist Interpretations of Rawls (Penn State University Press). She has also written a number of journal articles, ranging from topics such as contemporary liberalism, to conceptions of marriage, to animal ethics, to cyberdemocracy. She has been the recipient of a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship and Research fellowships at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study and the Murphy Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs.
Office HoursRuth Abbey is available to see students on Monday afternoons, Tuesdays, Wednesday afternoons and Friday afternoons. Please email her with a day and date if you would like to meet.
Office: 115 Hesburgh Center
Department of Political Science
217 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556