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I am a PhD Candidate in Philosophy with the Ethics and Political Philosophy Group at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam. Before starting a PhD project, I completed an MSc in Molecular Neuroscience (University of Amsterdam) which I combined with the MA Philosophy of Neuroscience (Vrije Univeriteit Amsterdam). I am currently working on questions related to collective action and reasons to cooperate in big groups.

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My research focuses on the question of what reasons people have to cooperate in large-scale projects (such as resolving problem related to climate change or a pandemic), when their individual contribution to these projects is costly for them, and of negligable significance for the success of the outcome.

My project is situated in a collaborative research group titled "The Ethics of Cooperation" in which we (dr. Jan-Willem Wieland, dr. Phil Robichaud, Dominik Boll and myself) work on this problem from different angles. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Academic qualification

Psychobiology, Bachelor, University of Amsterdam

Molecular Neuroscience, Master, University of Amsterdam

Philosophy of Neuroscience, Master, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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