Ruth Abbey

Ruth Abbey


Regular Faculty - Professor


Editor-in-Chief, The Review of Politics


Political Theory


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 Hours

Tuesdays 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and by appointment

Contact Information

Office: 2034 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Phone: 574-631-6084
Fax: 574-631-4405

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
2060 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556


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