Abigail Rosenthal is Professor Emerita of Philosophy, Brooklyn College of CUNY. She is the author of A Good Look at Evil, a Pulitzer Prize nominee, soon to appear in a revised second edition. Its thesis is that good people try to live the sorts of stories that will solve the problematic of their lives as reasonably and realistically as they can, while evil people aim to mess up good people’s stories.
Her next book, Confessions of a Young Philosopher, forthcoming, provides an illustration from her own life. Dr. Rosenthal writes a weekly column for her blog, “Dear Abbie: The Non-Advice Column” (www.dearabbie-nonadvice.com) where she explores the question of how best to frame the situation of women. She thinks women’s lives are highly interesting. She’s the editor of The Consolations of Philosophy: Hobbes’s Secret; Spinoza’s Way by her father, Henry M. Rosenthal. Her next book project will be Conversations with My Father. She’s written numerous articles that can be accessed at Academia.edu .
She is married to Jerry L. Martin, also a philosopher. When they met, he lived and worked in Washington D.C. and she in New York. They now live midway, in a small town in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.