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Dr. Benjamin Bewersdorf

Dr. Benjamin Bewersdorf
Dr. Benjamin Bewersdorf


Benjamin Bewersdorf (Senior Tutor)




I studied Philosophy and Economics at the University of Konstanz in Germany, where I also received a Phd in Philoshophy. My postgraduate studies included one year visits at the University of Massachusetts and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

What you teach at University College Groningen:

I teach various Philosophy and methods classes.


I try to undertand what it means to have rational beliefs and to make rational decisions. I am also interested in why we fail to be rational most of the time.

Personal Facts

My favourite food is...
I really like everything that is well prepared. I have a preference for plain, traditional comfort food over overly sophisticated modernist cuisine.

My favourite thing about Groningen is...
The garlands of lights on the boats on the canals during winter.

My favourite place in the world is...
A sandy beach on a North See island (or even better, a beach like that somewhere warmer).

Something most people don’t know about me is...
I enjoy listening to heavy metal and watching computer game competitions. Despite being German I find soccer matches super boring.

My inspiration is...
I feel inspired by interesting people and UCG is full of them: staff members and students alike!

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