Associate Professor of Philosophy
Office: Sycamore Hall 115
Email: kaabrams indiana.edu
- University of Chicago, Ph.D. 1997
She is a signatory on the 'Online Petition in Support of the Gendered Conference Campaign'; please visit http://www.change.org/petitions/professional-academic-philosophers-actively-support-the-gendered-conference-campaign for details.
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 Reaction 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.