Frederick Neuhouser

Frederick Neuhouser

Department of Philosophy



Professor of Philosophy and Viola Manderfeld Professor of German
Faculty profile

Areas of Specialization
19th-century German Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy

Frederick Neuhouser, Viola Manderfeld Professor of German and professor of philosophy and chair of the department of philosophy, joined the faculty of Barnard in 2003. He has also taught at Harvard University, the University of California, San Diego, Cornell University, and J. W. Goethe Universit├Ąt, Frankfurt, Germany. Professor Neuhouser is also an affiliate scholar in the Center for Psychoanalytic Training at Columbia University.

His areas of expertise include German philosophy, Marxism, psychoanalysis, critical social theory, and social and political philosophy.

His latest book is Rousseau's Theodicy of Self-Love, on Rousseau's account of both the dangers and the redemptive potential of self-love (amour propre).