Antoon Vandevelde

Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Advisory Board Member

Antoon Vandevelde is Professor at the Center for Economics and Ethics, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He has studied economics and philosophy. He graduated in 1986 with a PhD on Exchange and Recognition. He has been the Dean of the Institute of Philosophy of Catholic University of Leuven between 2006 and 2013. Formerly he has been teaching for a long time at the universities of Antwerp and Rotterdam. He has published many articles, mainly in the field of economic ethics and political philosophy, for instance about philosophy of social security, ethics of migration policy, responsibility for future generations, altruism and the logic of the gift, liberalism and communitarianism. Together with G. Erreygers, he edited a book on Is Inheritance Legitimate? – Ethical and Economic Aspects of Wealth Transfers (Springer, 1997). Another book is on Gifts and Interests (Peeters, 2000). In 2007, together with Thomas Nijs en Yvonne Denier, he published a book on Autonomy and paternalism – Reflections on the Theory and Practice of Health Care, (Peeters, 2007). In 2013, together with Yvonne Denier and Chris Gastmans he edited a book on Justice, Luck and Responsibility in Health Care (Springer).