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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, Tilburg University

1 Sep 201528 Feb 2017

Other, Bachelor’s Degree, Avans University of Applied Sciences

1 Sep 201131 Jul 2015

External positions

Member of the Ethical Committee, which mainly means that I co-author ethical (policy) advice directed to for example the Board of Directors. I was the main author of ethical paragraph (+ advice) that was added to the hospital's euthanesia protocol. (Elisabeth-TweeSteden Ziekenhuis)

2 Dec 2019 → …

Chair, which means (amongst other things) that I organise and chair the meetings; liaise with the Dutch Research School of Philosophy and third parties; and am involved in the activities the Council organises (OZSW PhD Council)

1 Jul 2019 → …


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