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Research interests

- Title research: When Success Becomes the New Normal: The Competitive Society and its Symptoms

- General research interests: ethics, moral psychology, practical philosophy, competition, ethics of competition, ethics of success, mental disorders, (ab)normality, meritocracy, positional goods, inequality


- Seminars on logical positivism for the subject "Philosophy of Science" to third year psychology students (in Dutch)

- Seminars for the subject "Business Ethics" to business students (in Dutch)

- Lecture on competition for the subject "The Meaning and the Value of Work" to philosophy master's students (in Dutch)

Current courses

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Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, Master’s Degree, Philosophy, Science and Society, Tilburg University

1 Sept 201528 Feb 2017

Other, Bachelor’s Degree, Social Work (Sociaal Pedagogische Hulpverlening), Avans University of Applied Sciences

1 Sept 201131 Jul 2015

External positions

Guest lecture (MAP Tilburg)

24 Sept 2022

Host E. du Perron lecture and award (Tilburg University x Gemeente Tilburg x MAP)

19 May 2022

Chair and founder (Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) Tilburg)

1 Sept 202031 Aug 2023

Member of the Ethical Commitee (Elisabeth-TweeSteden Ziekenhuis)

2 Dec 201931 Dec 2021

Chair (OZSW PhD Council)

1 Jul 20191 Sept 2021


  • Ethics
  • Moral Psychology
  • Political Philosophy / Political Ethics
  • Competition
  • Ethics of Success
  • Meritocracy
  • Positional Goods
  • Inequality
  • Mental Disorders


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