Bio

I am assistant professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at Tilburg University.

I completed my PhD in Philosophy at Tilburg University. Before that, I did an MA at Erasmus University, an MSc at the Stockholm School of Economics, and a BA at University College Utrecht. 

I have held positions at Utrecht University and Erasmus University Rotterdam. I have been on research visits to Oxford, Pompeu Fabra University, and Yale.

My research is in moral and political philosophy. I mainly work on topics in distributive justice, particularly on desert, egalitarianism, and property. I also have a research interest in the ethics of markets, the meaning and future of work, moral status, personal identity, and the value of life and death.

I am currently working on two books. The first is a monograph on meritocracy that will initially appear in Dutch, titled Je verdiende loon? (Earning What You Deserve?). The second is an edited volume on wealth and power. 

Onderwijs

I am happy to supervise BA and MA theses on various areas within contemporary ethics. I am particularly interested in debates about desert, egalitarianism, and property–but am also willing to supervise theses on the ethics of markets, the meaning and future of work, moral status, personal identity, the value of life and death, and wellbeing. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss possible thesis topics.

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Recente publicaties

  1. Je Verdiende Loon?

    Brouwer, H. (2023). Je Verdiende Loon? [s.n.].
  2. Wealth and Power - Maintaining Political Equality in a Capitalist Soc…

    Bennett, M., Brouwer, H., & Claassen, R. (2022). Wealth and Power: Maintaining Political Equality in a Capitalist Society. Routledge. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/oa-edit/10.4324/9781003173632/wealth-power-huub-brouwer-michael-bennett-rutger-claassen
  3. Automation, Desert, and the Case for a Capital Grant

    Brouwer, H. (2022). Automation, Desert, and the Case for a Capital Grant. In M. Bennett, H. Brouwer, & R. Claassen (Eds.), Automation, Desert, and the Case for a Capital Grant (pp. 295-313). Routledge. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/oa-edit/10.4324/9781003173632-18/automation-desert-case-capital-grants-huub-brouwer?context=ubx&refId=0c2e02ce-8692-42e0-ab1a-5f8af753e887
  4. Desert, Luck, and Justice - PhD summary

    Brouwer, H. (2022). Desert, Luck, and Justice: PhD summary. Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, 15(1), 154-158. https://ejpe.org/journal/article/view/676/486
  5. Introduction: The Wealth-Power Nexus

    Brouwer, H. (2022). Introduction: The Wealth-Power Nexus. In M. Bennett, H. Brouwer, & R. Claassen (Eds.), Wealth and Power: Philosophical Perspectives (pp. 1-22). Routledge. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/oa-edit/10.4324/9781003173632-1/introduction-michael-bennett-huub-brouwer-rutger-claassen?context=ubx&refId=27dd7315-b001-4271-b334-924a5fae8826

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