Frederick Z. Culverhouse

Frederick Z. Culverhouse

Associate Professor Department of Philosophy Office Location: AD 260 Phone: (210) 829-3872

Dr. Zenon Culverhouse specializes in ancient Greek philosophy and the philosophy of psychiatry. He teaches introduction to philosophy as well as upper division courses in ancient Greek and medieval philosophy, as well as philosophy of trauma. Born in Augsburg, Germany, he now lives with his wife and two children in San Antonio, TX.

PhD in Philosophy (2011), Claremont Graduate University

MA in Philosophy (2002), University of Colorado, Boulder

BA in Philosophy & Classics (1997), San Francisco State University

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of the Incarnate Word (August, 2020 - Present), San Antonio, Texas.
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of the Incarnate Word (August, 2014 - 2020), San Antonio, Texas.
  • Lecturer, Structured Liberal Education, Stanford University (December, 2013 - May, 2014), Stanford, California.
  • Lecturer, Thinking Matters Program, Stanford University (August, 2012 - June, 2013), Stanford, California.
  • Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow, Introduction to the Humanities, Stanford University (August, 2009 - June, 2012), Stanford, California.
  • Lecturer in Philosophy, Mount Saint Mary's College (August, 2004 - June, 2008), Los Angeles, California.

Plato’s Hippias Minor: The Play of Ambiguity, Lexington Press (in press).

  • Review of Jan Markus-Pinjuh, Platons 'Hippias Minor': Übersetzung und Kommentar. Classica Monacensia, 48.
  • Tübingen: Narr Verlag, 2014. Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2014).
  • Review of Definition in Greek Philosophy, edited by David Charles. Journal of Hellenic Studies, 132 (2012).
Book Chapter Contributions
  • From Mental Illness to Moral Injury: Psychological and Philosophical Perspectives on the Harm of Sexual Violence.
  • Analyzing Violence Against Women. Springer (2019).
  • A Bioethics for Global Mental Health. In Press, Global Bioethics and Human Rights 2nd edition (2019).
Recent Presentations
  • The Promise and Peril of Global Mental Health: A Philosophical Perspective. “Displaced: Unhomeliness and Community during Times of Crisis” A joint Symposium with the University of the Incarnate Word and Ataturk University (2020).
  • The Influence of Plato's Hippies Minor on Aristotle's Ethics. Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Meeting, Newport News, Virginia (2019)
  • Nietzsche Traumatized? Women's and Gender Studies/Trauma Symposium, San Antonio, Texas (2019).
  • Resisting the Absurd in Joseph Heller's Catch-22. Southwest Modern Language Association Meeting, San Antonio, Texas (2018).

Bicycle racing (road, cyclocross, & gravel)

Principal Investigator/Director of Trauma: Conflict & Aftermath, a Humanities Initiative Grant for Hispanic-Serving Institutions from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2015-2019).

  • Reviewer for Journal of the History of Philosophy
  • Co-Chair of the Higher Education sector of the South Texas Trauma-Informed Care Consortium (2019-present)
  • Grant Director, NEH grant on Trauma (2015-2019)
  • Dissertation Committee member, Dreeben School of Education (2018-present)
  • Member of San Antonio Compassionate Action Team (2016-2018)