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My name is Dries Deweer. I am a political philosopher and the academic director of TiU's Bachelor program in Philosophy. 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 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). Recently, I published on populism and on the political ethics of compromise. 

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Recent publications

  1. Creation and renunciation in Ricoeur’s political ethics of compromise

    Deweer, D. (2022). Creation and renunciation in Ricoeur’s political ethics of compromise. Philosophy and Social Criticism, 48(6), 813-832. [0191453720972746].
  2. Discontent with Procedural and Meritocratic Democracy. Sandel’s Repub…

    van der Haak, D., & Deweer, D. (2022). Discontent with Procedural and Meritocratic Democracy. Sandel’s Republican Contribution to Populism Studies. Populism, 5, 21-47.
  3. AI en ideologie

    Bouteca, N., Leys, T., Pohlmann, J., Segers, K., Deweer, D., Malcorps, J., & De Bruyne, J. (2021). AI en ideologie. In J. De Bruyne, & N. Bouteca (Eds.), Artificiële intelligentie en maatschappij (pp. 49-73). Gompel en Svacina.
  4. Over je schouder kijken. Vragen uit het personalisme

    Deweer, D. (2021). Over je schouder kijken. Vragen uit het personalisme. In U-turn 2020. Naar een nieuw sociaal contract (pp. 34-41). UCSIA.
  5. Het echte drama van CD&V? Ze leert nooit uit haar fouten

    Van Hecke, S., & Deweer, D. (2021). Het echte drama van CD&V? Ze leert nooit uit haar fouten. De Standaard, (16 juni 2021), 33. https://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20210615_97571022

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