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dr. D.D. (Daphne) Brandenburg

Assistant Professor
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Daphne Brandenburg is an Assistant Professor in Moral Psychology, at the University of Groningen.

Her work critically analyses how research in psychology and the cognitive sciences has bearing on ethical questions about autonomy, consent, and responsibility. Do implicit biases undermine our autonomy? How can we hold a person responsible without blaming them, and when should we do so? Do failures of empathy undermine morality?  When and why is praise patronizing? And, what do the answers to these questions imply for society, criminal justice, and therapy? These are key questions she has addressed in her work.

She also has an interest in the ethics of humor and in the philosophy of emotions.

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Editor at 'Bij Nader Inzien' (
Affiliate member CAVE, Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics
Associate member PPE, RUG Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Economics
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