Frederick Neuhouser

Barnard College
Humanities and Arts

Frederick Neuhouser is the Viola Manderfeld Professor of German and Professor of Philosophy at Barnard College of Columbia University. Professor Neuhouser’s work focuses on European philosophers from the eighteenth century to the present. He has authored influential books on Fichte’s idealism, on Hegel’s social philosophy, on Rousseau’s notions of self love, and on Rousseau’s discourse on inequality. His many articles explore themes in Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche and other post-Kantian thinkers. He has engaged closely with the Frankfurt School’s approach to critical theory. He brings to all of these (difficult) writings an unusual combination of lucidity and depth. His interpretations and critiques are widely recognized as models of philosophical analysis.

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