Claassen

Rutger Claassen

Associate Professor of Ethics & Political Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, at Utrecht University.

Postes occupés

2013-2014 à aujourd'hui Chercheur-e associé-e,

Biographie

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Personal webpage
R.J.G.Claassen@uu.nl

I’m an Associate Professor of Ethics & Political Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, at Utrecht University.My work is in ethics and political philosophy. Until 2008, I’ve been writing my dissertation on the ‘limits of the market’; which deals with the question whether or not to all kinds of goods and services should be marketized. I have three principal research interests. First, I am interested in socio-economic justice. In this field I worked on a monograph about the capability approach (pioneered by economist Amartya Sen and philosopher Martha Nussbaum) as a theory of justice. Second, I am interested in economic and ethical theories about the concept of the market, the justifications for regulating and limiting markets, and applying market mechanisms in the public sector. Third, I am also interested in conceptions of freedom, autonomy, and paternalism; and liberalism as a political theory that helps us think about the limits of state interventions in private life.