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Dr Dan Weijers

Dan Weijers

Senior Lecturer, Undergraduate Advisor (Philosophy)

Qualifications: PhD Philosophy

Personal Website: http://danweijers.com

About Dan

Office Hours:  By appointment.

Profile:
Born in England, I have lived most of my life in New Zealand. Before taking up a lectureship at University of Waikato in 2016, I was an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Sacramento for two years. Prior to my California experience, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Philosophy Department at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW). I have honours degrees in marketing and philosophy from VUW, as well as an MA and a PhD in philosophy, also from VUW. I currently live near Hamilton in New Zealand with my wife Linda, and our children Eli and Asher.

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

Lorenzo Buscicchi (PHD): Happiness and the state (Chief supervisor)

Kim Southey (PhD): Re-presenting Maori and Indigenous conceptualisations of ‘being’: Challenging notions of mental illness (On the supervisory panel)

Paul Hubble (PhD): We are what we make (On the supervisory panel)

Research Interests

Research Specialties:

  • Normative ethics (especially hedonism, wellbeing, and experimental normative ethics)
  • Applied ethics (especially the ethics of prediction markets)
  • Interdisciplinary happiness/wellbeing research (especially wellbeing and public policy, philosophy of happiness science, and conceptions of happiness)

Other Areas of Interest:
Political Philosophy, Public Policy, Experimental Philosophy, Climate Justice,  Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Psychology, Bioethics, Neuroethics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Economics, Philosophy of Law, Business Ethics, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Social Psychology, Behavioral Economics, and The Meaning of Life.

Recent Publications

  • Weijers, D. (2020). Teaching well-being/quality of life from a philosophical perspective. In G. Tonon (Ed.), Teaching Quality of Life in Different Domains (Vol. 79, pp. 15-42). Switzerland: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-21551-4_2

  • Joshanloo, M., & Weijers, D. (2019). A two-dimensional conceptual framework for understanding mental well-being. PLoS ONE, 14(3), 1-20. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0214045 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12671

  • Joshanloo, M., & Weijers, D. (2019). Islamic perspectives on wellbeing. In L. Lambert, & N. Pasha-Zaidi (Eds.), Positive Psychology in the Middle East/North Africa (pp. 237-256). Springer.

  • Weijers, D. (2018). Prediction markets. In R. W. Kolb (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (2nd ed., pp. 2716-2718). SAGE. doi:10.4135/9781483381503.n942

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Keywords

Philosophy; Psychology; Social Policy

Normative ethics (especially hedonism, wellbeing, and experimental normative ethics). Applied ethics (especially the ethics of prediction markets). Interdisciplinary happiness/wellbeing research (especially wellbeing and public policy, philosophy of happiness science, and conceptions of happiness)


Contact Details

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Weijers, Dr Dan 8570 dweijers J.3.10 Philosophy Programme

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