Understanding Society

Tilburg University has been a reliable provider of high-quality education and research for more than eighty years. We specialize in the social sciences and humanities and we seek to make a structural contribution to society.

Prof.dr. Herman van Erp

foto Herman van Erp

Recent publications


  • Hegel, Amsterdam/Antwerpen (Boom, Lannoo), 2013
  • Political Reason and Interest. A philosophical legitimation of the political order in a pluralistic society, (heruitgave 2014) Scholar’s Press, ISBN 978-3-639-66196-5.


  • Marx’ economie en de ontmaskering van burgerlijke illusies, in: Filosofie, jrg. 21 (2011) nr. 1, blz. 14-20.
  • The Genuine Sublime: Kant on the Sublimity of Moral Consciousness, in: Donald Loose (ed.), The Sublime and Its Teleology Leiden/Boston (Brill) 2011, pp.13-41.
  • “Hegel”, chapter in: C.W. Maris en F.C.L.M. Jacobs (eds.), Law, Order and Freedom, A Historical Introduction to Legal Philosophy, New York (Springer), 2011, pp. 218-230.
  • Zorgen over morgen. Bespreking van : Wil Heeffer, Tot elkaar veroordeeld; zorgen voor morgen, in: De Uil van Minerva Volume 24 (2011), nr 1, blz. 49-51.
  • The Religions of Persia, Syria and Egypt: The Transition from the Natural to the Spiritual, in: B. Labuschagne and T. Slootweg (eds.), Hegel’s Philosophy of the Historical Religions, Leiden/Boston (Brill) 2012, pp. 79-98. 
  • Political legitimacy of the EU in the perspective of citizen participation and representation, in: J-C. Merle (editor), Spheres of Justice. Volume 1: Global Challenges to Liberal Democracy. Political Participation, Minorities and Migrations, Springer Publishers, Dordrecht/Heidelberg/New York/London, 2013, pp. 119-130.
  • The Preservation of Humankind as an Object of Moral Concern, in: J-C. Merle (editor), Spheres of Justice. Volume 2: Fair Distribution – Global Economic, Social and Intergenerational Justice, Springer Publishers, Dordrecht/Heidelberg/New York/London, 2013, pp. 789-801.
  • Geschiedenis en leerproces in “Recht, Orde en Vrijheid” in: Filosofie en Praktijk, jrg. 34 (2013), nr. 4, pp. 35-43.
  • Political Obligation, Dirty Hands and Torture; A Moral Evaluation, in: South African Journal of Philosophy, 32 (2013) nr. 1, pp. 109-122.