Dr. Radu Neculau, Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Radu NeculauAssociate Professor
Department of Philosophy
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, ON N9B 3P4
Email: neculau@uwindsor.ca
Tel: 519-253-3000 x2337

Chrysler Hall North 2181

Office hours for Fall 2018 & Winter 2019:

Wednesdays from 3.30 PM to 6.30 PM and by appointment

Dr. Radu Neculau received his MA and PhD from theNew School for Social Research in New York. His areas of specialization are Social and Political Philosophy and 19th and 20th Century European Philosophy. His publications are on Kant’s political philosophy and the recognition theory of Axel Honneth. Earlier publications include a book on the critique of foundationalism in hermeneutics, critical theory, and pragmatism. Dr. Neculau is currently working on the manuscript of a book on recognition, social ontology, and mass action.

Recent Courses Taught

Philosophy and Human Nature; Introduction to Ethics; Social and Political Philosophy; Social Pathologies; Philosophy of the Enlightenment; Kant; Hegel and German Idealism; Recent German Philosophy; Honours Seminar; Departmental Seminar; Graduate Seminar: Topics in Social and Political Philosophy.


  • Fall 2018 Teaching Schedule
    • Phil 319: Social Pathologies
    • Phil 590: Departmental Seminar
  • Winter 2019 Teaching Schedule
    • Phil 321: Advanced Ethical Theory
    • Phil 477: Hegel and German Idealism


Social and political philosophy; Kant, Hegel, and 19th Century European philosophy; contemporary Continental philosophy


  • Ph.D.: New School for Social Research, New York (2004)
  • Dr. phil.: University of Cluj (Clausenburg, Kolozsvar), Romania (2000)
  • M.A.: New School for Social Research, New York (1997)


  • Cultural identity, need interpretation, and ideological recognition. Critical Theory Roundtable, Amherst College, Mass., November 3rd, 2018.
  • When systems go native: Functional autonomy, cultural identity, and ideological recognition. 11thInternational Critical Theory Conference, Loyola University, Rome, May 12th, 2018.


  • Kant's moral argument against active political resistance. In Alexander Surdu (ed.), Studies in Epistemology and Value Theory, pp. 42-62 (Bucharest: Romanian Academy of the Sciences, 2017).
  • Normative Reconstruction and the Hermeneutics of Recognition. Revista Ideias7:2 (2016), pp.123-150.