Ruth Sample is a philosopher specializing in Early Modern Philosophy, Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, and Feminism. She graduated with a B.A from Oberlin College in 1986 and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1995. She has published articles on the philosophy of John Locke, libertarianism, feminism, contractarianism, and exploitation. She is the author of Exploitation: What It Is and Why It’s Wrong (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003) and the co-editor (along with Professors Charles Mills and James Sterba) of Philosophy: The Big Questions (Blackwell, 2004). She lives in Madbury, New Hampshire with her husband, computer scientist Dean Rubine, her daughter Hannah, son Sam, and her Portuguese Water Dog Moxy.