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Ruth W. Grant, Professor of Political Science and Philosophy

Ruth W. Grant
Contact Info:
Office Location:  140 Science Drive, 293 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-4316
Email Address:  
Web Page:   https://duke.box.com/s/moainec7gj5mfliwmxqqag4mncsxbopg

Office Hours:

Wednesday 11:30 or by appointment
Education:

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1984
M.A., University of Chicago, 1975
B.A., University of Chicago, 1971
Specialties:

Political Theory
Research Interests: Politics and Ethics, Early Modern Political Philosophy

Ruth Grant is a Professor of Political Science at Duke University, specializing in political theory with a particular interest in early modern philosophy and political ethics. She is the author of John Locke's Liberalism and of Hypocrisy and Integrity: Machiavelli, Rousseau and the Ethics of Politics. She is also the editor of two collections of essays; Naming Evil, Judging Evil and In Search of Goodness. Her most recent book is Strings Attached: Untangling Ethics of Incentives. For further information please visit http://www.facebook.com/stringsattachedbook. Her work originally focused on the historical study of liberal thought and has moved increasingly toward contemporary ethics. Her articles have appeared in a variety of journals including APSR, Political Theory, Journal of Politics, and Politics and Society. She has received fellowship awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Humanities Center, and the Russell Sage Foundation, and a teaching award from Duke University.

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Grant, RW, Incentives and praise compared: the ethics of motivation, International Review of Economics, vol. 66 no. 1 (March, 2019), pp. 17-28 [doi] .
  2. Grant, RW, Homo politicus: Reflections on the passions and the interests, Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, vol. 34B (January, 2016), pp. 123-137, Emerald Group Publishing Limited [doi]  [abs].
  3. Grant, RW; Hertzberg, BR, Locke on Education, in A Companion to Locke (October, 2015), pp. 448-465, JOHN WILEY & SONS INC [doi]  [abs].
  4. Proctor, AM, Education, in A Companion to Locke, edited by Stuart, M, vol. 13 (March, 2015), pp. 494-495, Informa UK Limited [doi]  [abs].
  5. Grant, RW, Rethinking the ethics of incentives, Journal of Economic Methodology, vol. 22 no. 3 (January, 2015), pp. 354-372, Informa UK Limited [doi]  [abs].

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