Bas van der Vossen



Professor für Philosophie an der Chapman Universität (Kalifornien)

Aufenthalt am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
Mai 2018

Forschungsthema am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»Independence and the Economic Liberties«

Projektbeschreibung:
Many critics of market economies argue that protecting private property rights and economic liberties will lead to oppression and subjection. In particular, poor workers or the unemployed will end up being oppressed by their employers or the wealthy. At the same time, early defenders of the market touted the liberation of the working class as among its main virtues. In this research project, I investigate the relation between these liberties and oppression. I ask under what conditions markets might problematically subject people to the wills of others, and when they might offer them a meaningful kind of freedom. Questions include: How might independence may be undercut by market power, and protected by its absence? Are entrepreneurial rights important or dangerous to protecting people in developing societies? And what kind of independence do we have reason to protect in a market society? (Bas van der Vossen)

Förderung des Aufenthaltes:
DFG-Kollegforschergruppe »Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global«

Wissenschaftliches Profil von Bas van der Vossen


Gegenwärtig ist Bas van der Vossen Associate Professor für Philosophie am Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy und dem Institut für Philosophie der Chapman Universität. Darüber hinaus ist er Mitherausgeber des Journals Social Philosophy and Policy.

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Forschungsschwerpunkte:
Politische Philosophie, Globale Gerechtigkeit, Rechtsphilosophie, Lateinamerikanische Philosophie

Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl):
  1. (zuammen mit Jason Brennan) Toward a More Open World: Global Justice as Global Freedom, Oxford: Oxford University Press, (forthcoming).
  2. (zusammen mit Fernando Tesón) Debating Humanitarian Intervention, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
  3. (Hrsg. mit David Schmidtz und Jason Brennan) The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism, London: Routledge Press, 2017.
  4. »Imposing Duties and Original Appropriation«, in: Journal of Political Philosophy 23, 2015, 64-85.
  5. »In Defense of the Ivory Tower: Why Philosophers Should Stay Out of Politics«, in: Philosophical Psychology 28, 2015, 1045-1063.