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I am a moral and political philosopher, affiliated with the Tilburg Centre for Ethics, and Philosophy of Science (TilPS) and my research is situated on the borders between ethics, political philosophy and economics. I believe that good philosophy, whether in academic research, in the classroom or in society at large, stimulates people to think critically and systematically about things that matter. Reading books and articles from philosophers and other scientists can help in that respect, but so can watching movies and TV shows and even listening to music. My taste in that respect can be derived from my chapters in books such as Metallica and Philosophy, Inception and Philosophy and Black Mirror and Philosophy.
I teach courses in social, moral and political philosophy to Bachelor and to Master students and to philosophers, business economists and everyone in between. Some of the course I have taught are called 'Justice and Inequality', 'Social Philosophy for Human Resources', 'Business Ethics' and 'Ethics and Society'. In my view, philosophy courses are only successful if they manage to stimulate students to think critically about things that matter, either to their personal lives, to their discipline or field or to society more generally.
In both my research and teaching, I often work with and learn from a wide range colleagues. I have worked with Alfred Archer and Alan Thomas on moral exemplars (2016-2017) and our joint project on the political psychology of inequality (2016-2018) should result in a book soon. I have published with a lot of colleagues, perhaps most extensively with Thomas Nys (University of Amsterdam) in our joint work on the ethics of nudging. I am open to collaboration with whomever is interested in the issues I have published on and especially with people involved in the literature on and practice of nudging (in public policy, in health care, in education, and so on).