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Prof. Ruth Abbey from the University of Notre Dame will examine the views of 18th century feminist Mary Wollstonecraft on masculinity. In her lecture, "A Good Man is Hard to Find: Men and Manliness in the Vindication of the RIghts of Man" Abbey argues that manliness is a cognitive, psychic, and normative concept; it is not primarily about male embodiment. Manliness provides a shorthand for the variety of qualities Wollstonecraft admires – rationality, independence, liberty, exertion, overcoming challenges, self-control, self-respect, respect for others as equals, and the ability to live among those others on equal terms.

Prof Abbey is a political theorist with research 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).

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