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My name is Dries Deweer. I am a political philosopher and vice-dean of education of the Tilburg School for Humanities and Digital Sciences. 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. Ricœur’s Influence in and from the Post-War Debate on Christian and P…

    Deweer, D. (2023). Ricœur’s Influence in and from the Post-War Debate on Christian and Personalist Socialism. Acta Philosophica, 32(2), 275-290.
  2. How America’s discontent fuelled the rise of Trump’s populism - Cause…

    van der Haak, D., & Deweer, D. (2023). How America’s discontent fuelled the rise of Trump’s populism: Causes and remedies from the perspective of Michael Sandel. In A. Akande (Ed.), The perils of populism: The end of the American Century? (pp. 497-520). (Springer Studies on Populism, Identity Politics and Social Justice ). Springer Cham.
  3. 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. Article 0191453720972746.
  4. Discontent with Procedural and Meritocratic Democracy. Sandel’s Repub…

    Deweer, D., & van der Haak, D. (2022). Discontent with Procedural and Meritocratic Democracy. Sandel’s Republican Contribution to Populism Studies. Populism, 5(1), 21-47. https://brill.com/view/journals/popu/5/1/article-p21_2.xml
  5. 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.

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