Abigail Rosenthal is Professor Emerita of Philosophy, Brooklyn College of The City University of New York. She is the author of A Good Look at Evil, a Pulitzer Prize nominee, now appearing in an expanded second edition and as audiobooks. Its thesis is that good people try to live stories that will solve the problematic of their lives, while evil people aim to mess up good people’s stories.
Her next book, Confessions of a Young Philosopher, forthcoming with illustrations, accounts for a key decade of her life as a pilgrimage in the tradition of Augustine and Rousseau.
Dr. Rosenthal writes a weekly column for “Dear Abbie: The Non-Advice Column,” (www.dearabbie-nonadvice.com) where she explores 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. 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.