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Neuhouser, Frederick

Overview
Works: 11 works in 117 publications in 2 languages and 5,051 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: HM477.G3, 301.01
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Most widely held works by Frederick Neuhouser
Foundations of Hegel's social theory : actualizing freedom by Frederick Neuhouser( )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's purpose is to understand the philosophical foundations of Hegel's social theory by articulating the normative standards at work in his claim that the three central social institutions of the modern era -the nuclear family, civil society, and the constitutional state - are rational or good. Its central question is: what, for Hegel, makes a rational social order rational? In addressing this question the book aspires to be faithful to Hegel's texts and to articulate a compelling theory of rational social institutions; its aim is not only interpret Hegel correctly but also to demonstrate the richness and power that his vision of the rational social order possesses. The author's task is to understand the conceptions of freedom on which Hegel's theory rests and to show they ground his arguments in defense of the modern social world. In doing so, the author focuses on Hegel's most important and least understood contribution to social philosophy, the idea of "social freedom". Neuhouser's strategy for making sense of social freedom is to show its affinities with Rousseau's conception of the general will. The main idea must satisfy two conditions: first, they must furnish the basic social preconditions of their members' freedom; and, second, all social members must be able subjectively to affirm their freedom-conditioning institutions as good and thus to regard the principles that govern their social participation as coming from their own wills
Alienation by Rahel Jaeggi( )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hegelian-Marxist idea of alienation fell out of favour after the postmetaphysical rejection of humanism and essentialist views of human nature. In this work, Rachel Jaeggi draws on the Hegelian philosophical tradition, phenomenological analyses grounded in modern conceptions of agency, and recent work in the analytical tradition to reconceive alienation as the absence of a meaningful relationship to oneself and others, which manifests in feelings of helplessness and the despondent acceptance of ossified social roles and expectations. By severing alienation's link to a problematic conception of human essence while retaining its social-philosophical content, Jaeggi provides resources for a renewed critique of social pathologies. Her work revisits the arguments of Rousseau, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger, placing them in dialogue with Thomas Nagel, Bernard Williams, and Charles Taylor
Rousseau's theodicy of self-love : evil, rationality, and the drive for recognition by Frederick Neuhouser( )

28 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and German and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the first comprehensive study of Rousseau's rich and complex theory of the type of self-love (amour propre) that, for him, marks the central difference between humans and the beasts. Amour propre is the passion that drives human individuals to seek the esteem, approval, admiration, or love - the recognition - of their fellow beings. Neuhouser reconstructs Rousseau's understanding of what the drive for recognition is, why it is so problematic, and how its presence opens up far-reaching developmental possibilities for creatures that possess it."--BOOK JACKET
Fichte's theory of subjectivity by Frederick Neuhouser( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book in English to elucidate the central issues in the work of Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762-1814), a figure crucial to the movement of philosophy from Kant to German idealism. The book explains Fichte's notion of subjectivity and how his particular view developed out of Kant's accounts of theoretical and practical reason. Fichte argued that the subject has a self-positing structure which distinguishes it from a thing or an object. Thus, the subject must be understood as an activity rather than a thing and is self-constituting in a way that an object is not. In the final chapter, Professor Neuhouser considers how this doctrine of the self-positing subject enables us to understand the possibility of the self's autonomy, or self-determination
Foundations of natural right : according to the principles of the Wissenschaftslehre by Johann Gottlieb Fichte( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fichte's thought marks a crucial transitional stage between Kant and post-Kantian philosophy. Foundations of natural right, thought by many to be Fichte's most important work of political philosophy, applies his ideas to fundamental issues in political and legal philosophy, covering such topics as civic freedom, right, private property, contracts, family relations, and the foundations of modern political organization. This volume offers the first complete translation of the work into English, by Michael Baur, together with an introduction by Frederick Neuhouser that sets it in its philosophical and historical context
Rousseau's critique of inequality : reconstructing the second discourse by Frederick Neuhouser( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rousseau's Discourse on the Origin of Inequality among Mankind, published in 1755, is a vastly influential study of the foundations of human society, including the economic inequalities it tends to create. To date, however, there has been little philosophical analysis of the Discourse in the literature. In this book, Frederick Neuhouser offers a rich and incisive philosophical examination of the work. He clarifies Rousseau's arguments as to why social inequalities are so prevalent in human society and why they pose fundamental dangers to human well-being, including unhappiness, loss of freedom, immorality, conflict, and alienation"--
Fichte : foundations of natural right( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fichte's theory of self-positing subjectivity and the unity of reason by Frederick Neuhouser( )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Dialektik der Freiheit in Hegels Rechtsphilosophie by Frederick Neuhouser( )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Marx (und Hegel) zur Philosophie der Freiheit by Frederick Neuhouser( )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rousseau's theodicity of self-love evil, rationality, and the drive for recognition by Frederick Neuhouser( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Foundations of Hegel's social theory : actualizing freedom
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Rousseau's theodicy of self-love : evil, rationality, and the drive for recognitionFichte's theory of subjectivityFoundations of natural right : according to the principles of the WissenschaftslehreFichte : foundations of natural right
Alternative Names
Frederick Neuhouser American philosopher

Frederick Neuhouser filòsof estatunidenc

Frederick Neuhouser filósofo estadounidense

Frederick Neuhouser filosofo statunitense

Frederick Neuhouser filósofu estauxunidense

Languages
English (111)

German (6)