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 been on research visits to Gothenburg University, 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 (under contract with Routledge). 

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Top publications

  1. Wealth and Power - Maintaining Political Equality in a Capitalist Soc…

    Bennett, M., Brouwer, H., & Claassen, R. (Accepted/In press). Wealth and Power: Maintaining Political Equality in a Capitalist Society. Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Wealth-and-Power-Philosophical-Perspectives/Bennett-Brouwer-Claassen/p/book/9781032003191
  2. All Animals are Equal, but Some More than Others?

    Brouwer, H., & van der Deijl, W. (2020). All Animals are Equal, but Some More than Others? Journal of Moral Philosophy, 17(3), 342–357. https://brill.com/view/journals/jmp/17/3/article-p342_342.xml
  3. Why Not Be a Desertist? - Three Arguments for Desert and Against Luck…

    Brouwer, H., & Mulligan, T. (2019). Why Not Be a Desertist? Three Arguments for Desert and Against Luck Egalitarianism. PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES, 176(9), 2271-2288.
  4. On The Very Idea of a Just Wage

    Brouwer, H., & Mulligan, T. (2018). On The Very Idea of a Just Wage. Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, 11(2), iv-vi.
  5. Can Subjectivism Account for Degrees of Wellbeing?

    van der Deijl, W., & Brouwer, H. (2021). Can Subjectivism Account for Degrees of Wellbeing? Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 24(3), 767-788.

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