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 and climate ethics.
- 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