About

I am an assistant professor of (applied) ethics at the Radboud University Nijmegen. I am interested in the broader topic of self-knowledge, both in terms of the theoretical/epistemic questions it raises as well as more applied questions, such as those that arise in the context of thinking about big data, the rise of algorithms and privacy, as well as implicit bias, psychotherapy and the ethics of suicide and euthanasia.

Before my current position in Nijmegen, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Faculty of Philosophy in Cambridge, working on a project titled ‘The role and value of self-knowledge in contemporary liberalism,’ which was supported by the Niels Stensen Foundation.

I wrote my PhD thesis on self-knowledge at the Radboud University Nijmegen, and was supervised by Marc Slors, Jan Bransen and Quassim Cassam. My PhD research was supported by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO  ‘Promoties in de Geesteswetenschappen’, individual research grant). Before that, I received my research MA from the same university (2011, summa cum laude) and my undergraduate degree from Utrecht University (2009). After completing my PhD (May 2017), I taught various graduate and undergraduate courses in practical and theoretical philosophy at the Radboud University Nijmegen, University of Amsterdam and the Erasmus University Rotterdam. My Academia-page including published & forthcoming papers can be found here.

From November 2011 to December 2014, I was assistant editor of Philosophical Explorations.

Apart from these ‘strictly academic’ activities, I have a strong interest in public philosophy. I am the co-founder and current editor-in-chief of a Dutch academic philosophy blog, Bij Nader Inzien, which has the aim of making academic philosophy accessible to a broader public. I am also  the co-author of a Dutch popular philosophy book on the self (IK. Filosofie van het zelf, Uitgeverij Boom), written together with Sem de Maagt & Leon de Bruin, which will also be used as the textbook for high school philosophy students (HAVO).

Apart from these activities, I enjoy photography. And coffee.

Photo credits: Paul Ziche