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Research interests

I am PhD Candidate in Political Philosophy at the Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics, and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS). My project is supervised by Dr. Bart Engelen, Prof. Dr. Maureen Sie, and Prof. Dr. Serena Olsaretti. My primary research interests are in theories of distributive justice (especially desert-based and luck egalitarian ones) and philosophy of taxation. My secondary research interests are in theories of well-being and philosophy of death. 

I have a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Utrecht (2011, cum laude), an MA in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (2013) and an MSc in Philosophy and Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam (2015, cum laude). During my first master's, I spent a semester at Sciences Po Paris (2013). During my PhD, I spent a semester at the Philosophy and Law research group at Pompeu Fabra University (2016). This fall, I am spending a semester at the Philosophy Department of Yale University (2018). 

I am one of the editors of the Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics and the Dutch Philosophy blog Bij Nader Inzien. I organize the TiLPS political philosophy reading group. I co-organize the peer review circle practical philosophy for the Dutch Research School for Philosophy. 

I organized the 2018 OZSW PhD summer school 'Ethics and Economics' and co-organised the 2015 OZSW PhD summer school 'Emotions and Moral Agency'.

External positions

Editor (Bij Nader Inzien)

1 Jul 2018 → …

Secretary to the Board of Directors (Nederlands Gesprek Centrum)

1 Nov 2017 → …

Teaching on Economics and Sustainability (Hogeschool voor toegepaste Filosofie)

1 Apr 2017 → …

Editor (Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics)

1 Feb 2016 → …

Co-organiser (OZSW peer review circle Practical Philosophy)

1 Feb 2015 → …


  • Political Philosophy / Political Ethics
  • Tax Policy
  • Moral Responsibility

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the person's scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

Luck Egalitarianism Arts & Humanities
Stakes Arts & Humanities
Luck Arts & Humanities
Justice Arts & Humanities
Intuition Arts & Humanities
Philosopher Arts & Humanities
Moral Judgment Arts & Humanities
Injustice Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2016 2018

  • 4 Article
  • 2 Book/Film/Article review

Can Desert Solve the Problem of Stakes? A Reply to Olsaretti

Brouwer, H. & van der Deijl, W. 5 Dec 2018 In : Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. 118, 3, p. 399-405 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Luck Egalitarianism

Philosophy With Feet in the Mud: An Interview With Ingrid Robeyns

Brouwer, H. & Buitenhuis, M. 2018 In : Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics. 11, 1, p. 80-99 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

Open Access

Why Not Be a Desertist? Three Arguments for Desert and Against Luck Egalitarianism

Brouwer, H. & Mulligan, T. 2018 In : PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Luck Egalitarianism

[Review of the book Distributive Justice: Getting What We Deserve from Our Country, F. Feldman, 2016]

Brouwer, H. & van der Deijl, W. Mar 2017 In : Economics & Philosophy. 33, 1, p. 146-153 7 p.

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