Ruth W. Grant
Professor of Philosophy
Contact Information140 Science Drive, 210G Gross, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
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. Her most recent book is Strings Attached: Untangling the Ethics of Incentives. She is also the editor of two collections of essays; Naming Evil, Judging Evil and In Search of Goodness. 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.
Grant, Ruth W., and Philip Stewart, eds. “Rousseau and the Ancients,” 2001.
Grant, R. W. “Review of Nomos XL: Integrity and Conscience (Ian Shapiro and Robert Adams, eds.).” American Political Science Review, September 1999.
Grant, R. W. “The ethics of talk: Classroom conversation and democratic politics.” Teachers College Record 97, no. 3 (March 1, 1996): 470–82.
Grant, R. W., and M. Orr. “Language, Race and Politics: From “Black” to “African-American”.” Politics &Amp; Society 24, no. 2 (January 1, 1996): 137–52. https://doi.org/10.1177/0032329296024002004. Full Text
Aldrich, John H., and Ruth W. Grant. “The Antifederalists, the First Congress, and the First Parties.” The Journal of Politics 55, no. 2 (May 1993): 295–326. https://doi.org/10.2307/2132267. Full Text
Grant, R. W. “The Exclusionary Rule and the Meaning of Separation of Powers.” Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 14, no. 1 (December 1991).
Grant, Ruth W. “Locke's Political Anthropology and Lockean Individualism.” The Journal of Politics 50, no. 1 (February 1988): 42–63. https://doi.org/10.2307/2131040. Full Text
Grant, R. W., and S. Kautz. “Review of Interpretation and Social Criticism by Michael Walzer.” Journal of Politics 50, no. 1 (February 1988): 259–62. https://doi.org/10.2307/2131060. Full Text