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Dr Dan Weijers

Dan Weijers

Senior Lecturer, Convenor (Philosophy), 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 experience in California, 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

  • Joshanloo, M., & Weijers, D. (2021). Correction to: Aversion to Happiness Across Cultures: A Review of Where and Why People are Averse to Happiness (Journal of Happiness Studies, (2014), 15, 3, (717-735), 10.1007/s10902-013-9489-9). Journal of Happiness Studies. doi:10.1007/s10902-020-00347-0

  • Joshanloo, M., Weijers, D., & Bond, M. (2021). Cultural religiosity moderates the relationship between perceived societal injustice and satisfaction with one's life. Personality and Individual Differences, 179(110891). doi:10.1016/j.paid.2021.110891

  • Weijers, D., & Jarden, A. (2021). The International Journal of Wellbeing: Ten years on and the next ten years. International Journal of Wellbeing, 11(1), 1-7. doi:10.5502/ijw.v11i1.1577 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/14187

  • Weijers, D. (2021). Wellbeing and the four qualities of life. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), The Pope of Happiness (Vol. 82, pp. 277-290). Cham: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-53779-1_28 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/14340

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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)