Kate Abramson

Kate Abramson

Associate Professor, Philosophy

Director of Undergraduate Studies


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1997

About Kate Abramson

Abramson's areas of specialization include Hume, contemporary ethics (especially issues in moral psychology), and philosophical feminism. She is in the final stages of completing a monograph on Hume's moral philosophy titled The Artifice of Nature. Her recent publications include, "Character as a Mode of Evaluation" (2017), "Turning up the Lights on Gaslighting" (2014), "What's so 'Natural' about the Natural Virtues?" ( 2015), "Affective Conflict and Virtue" (2013), "Love as a Reactive Emotion" (with Adam Leite, 2011), and "A Sentimentalist's Defense of Shame, Contempt and Disdain" (2011). She has been a fellow at the Rockefeller Center for Human Values at Princeton University, and received grants from the American Council of Learned Societies and the American Philosophical Society. She was also awarded a grant by the AAUW and a fellow position the Newberry Library which she had to decline, having accepted other grant/fellow combinations.

She is a signatory on the 'Online Petition in Support of the Gendered Conference Campaign.'