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My name is Dries Deweer. I am the academic director of TiU's Bachelor program in Philosophy. I am a political philosopher. My research focuses on the philosophy of personalism and the thought of Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) in particular, with an emphasis on questions regarding the meaning of citizenship and political responsibility. My doctoral dissertation (at KU Leuven), was awarded the five-yearly Mgr. Arthur Janssen Prize for Christian Ethics. The results of this research were recently pubIished in the book Ricoeur’s Personalist Republicanism. On Personhood and Citizenship (Lexington 2017). Together with KU Leuven political scientist Steven Van Hecke, I edited a book for a general audience on the contemporary social and political relevance of personalist philosophy (De mens centraal. Essays over het personalisme vandaag en morgen, Pelckmans Pro 2017). I regularly contribute to the public debate regarding topics of political ethics.

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Recent publications

  1. Personalisme en levenskwaliteit. Een verkenning

    Deweer, D. (2019). Personalisme en levenskwaliteit. Een verkenning. Christen-Democratische Reflecties, 7(1), 9-15.
  2. Ricoeur and the Existentialist Threat to Revolutions

    Deweer, D. (2018). Ricoeur and the Existentialist Threat to Revolutions. Trópos. Journal of Hermeneutics and Philosophical Criticism, 11(2), 47-61.
  3. Het cordon sanitaire is zo lek als een zeef

    Deweer, D. (2018). Het cordon sanitaire is zo lek als een zeef. De Morgen, 30.
  4. Republican Positive Liberty Beyond Civic Humanism. The Personalist Ap…

    Deweer, D. (2018). Republican Positive Liberty Beyond Civic Humanism. The Personalist Approach. Paper presented at MANCEPT workshops 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom.
  5. Christian Existentialism and Political Thought - Freedom and Transcen…

    Deweer, D. (2018). Christian Existentialism and Political Thought: Freedom and Transcendence. Paper presented at UK Sartre Society Annual Conference 2018 , Oxford, United Kingdom.

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