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Reflective Equilibrium

Essays in Honour of Robert Heeger

  • Wibren van der Burg
  • Theo van Willigenburg

Part of the Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy book series (LOET, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Wibren van der Burg, Theo van Willigenburg
      Pages 1-25
  3. The Elements of Reflective Equilibrium

  4. The Methodology of Reflective Equilibrium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Eberhard Herrmann
      Pages 103-114
    3. Inez de Beaufort
      Pages 135-142
  5. The Scope of Reflective Equilibrium: Fundamental Views of Life and Religion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Vincent Brümmer
      Pages 145-156
    3. Carl Reinhold Bråkenhielm
      Pages 157-169
  6. The Purposes of Reflective Equilibrium: Modelling Public Debate and Dialogue

About this book


Robert Heeger has been professor of ethics at Utrecht University since 1977, both at the Faculty of Theology and at the Faculty of Philosophy. Since 1985, he has also been teaching at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Before he came to Utrecht, he had worked at Uppsala University for many years. He has always stayed in close contact with his Swedish colleagues, and twice he was a visiting professor at Uppsala University. With his eastern-German background, his roots partly in Russia, his thesis on the Italian philosopher Gramsci and his interest in Anglo-American analytical philosophy he has a broad international orientation. It is no wonder, therefore, that he always felt much at home in the Societas Ethica, the European Society for Research in Ethics, which he served as its president from 1991 to 1995. Robert Heeger is primarily a teacher and excels as a discussion partner. With his sharp analytical mind and his great intellectual curiosity he not only exposes critically the weak. points in an argument, but often also brings up creative suggestions to improve it. Thus he has greatly influenced his many students (he co-supervised fourteen doctoral theses) and his colleagues, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Moreover, he was one of the first moral philosophers in the Netherlands, and even in Europe, to be involved in environmental ethics and in animal and veterinary ethics.


Recht Religion ethics morality

Editors and affiliations

  • Wibren van der Burg
    • 1
  • Theo van Willigenburg
    • 2
  1. 1.Schoordijk InstituteTilburg UniversityThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyErasmus University RotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Reflective Equilibrium
  • Book Subtitle Essays in Honour of Robert Heeger
  • Editors Wibren van der Burg
    Theo van Willigenburg
  • Series Title Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-5066-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6087-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-4972-3
  • Series ISSN 1387-6678
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 291
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ontology
    Political Philosophy
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