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Research Interests for Ruth W. Grant

Research Interests: Politics and Ethics

Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, specializes in political theory with particular interest in early modern philosophy and political ethics. She is the author of two books: John Locke's Liberalism, and Hypocrisy and Integrity: Machiavelli, Rousseau and the Ethics of Politics. She has published articles in major journals in political science, law, and education as well as in Economics and Philosophy and The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. She has received fellowship awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Humanities Center. She is currently working on an edited volume called "Speak No Evil: Moral Judgment in the Modern Age" and on a project on the ethics of incentives.

Decision Making, Ethics, Research, Humans, Informed Consent, Motivation, Personal Autonomy, Philosophy, Self-interest
Areas of Interest:

History of political philosophy
Early modern philosophy

Recent Publications
  1. Grant, RW, Incentives and praise compared: the ethics of motivation, International Review of Economics (April, 2018), pp. 1-12 [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, ISBN 9781405178150 [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, ISBN 1405178159 [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, ISSN 1350-178X [doi[abs]

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