I am a philosophical ethicist. I wrote my PhD thesis about the relationship between ethics and aesthetics. My research interests include the foundations of moral and political philosophy (particular related to human rights issues), philosophical anthropology (practical self-understanding), bioethics, ethics of technology and climate ethics.
2021-2022 Visiting Professor at TU Darmstadt
2002-2020 I held a chair for philosophical ethics at Utrecht University
2003-2020 I was director of the Ethics Institute at Utrecht University.
2005-2012 I was director of the Netherlands Research School for Practical Philosophy
1993-2001 I was managing director of the International Centre for Ethics at the University of Tübingen