Thomas Wells

About me

I am a post-doctoral researcher based in Rotterdam and affiliated with the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE) at the Philosophy Faculty of Erasmus University Rotterdam. My background is in philosophy at the University of Durham in the UK (BA & MA) followed by an MA and PhD in philosophy and economics at Erasmus.
Research interests

Social philosophy, ethics, political philosophy, economic methodology, philosophy of human development, business ethics, environmental ethics.
Other Academic Projects

Founding editor of The Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, an international peer-reviewed academic journal on the history, methodology and ethics of economics.

Co-Editor of the Adam Smith section in the “Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management” (Springer, forthcoming 2015).

Teaching: Business Ethics and Philosophy of Social Science at the University of Groningen.

Public Philosophy

I blog on philosophy, politics and economics at The Philosopher's Beard. I also write columns for 3 Quarks Daily and ABC's religion and ethics website.

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Photograph by Sarai Aser

               [Photo by Sarai Aser]