DANIEL VIEHOFF is an Assistant Professor in NYU's Philosophy Department. He received his BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford, an MPhil in Philosophy from University College London, a PhD in Philosophy from Columbia University, and a JD from the Yale Law School.
Daniel's research focuses on political and legal philosophy, ethics, and social philosophy. He is especially interested in questions of political authority and legitimacy, democracy and equality, and private law theory. Daniel is currently completing a book manuscript on the fiduciary foundations of legitimacy.
Prior to joining NYU Daniel was a permanent lecturer in philosophy at the University of Sheffield. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at Yale's Political Science Department, a Faculty Fellow at Harvard's Safra Center for Ethics, and a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at Princeton's Center for Human Values.