Eric Boot is Assistant Professor of Legal Philosophy and Legal Ethics.
In November 2015 he obtained his PhD in philosophy of law at the Radboud University Nijmegen with honors. His dissertation on the philosophy of human rights won both the Praemium Erasmianum and the biennial VWR Dissertation Prize.
After completed his PhD, he pursued his postdoctoral research at Leiden University and the Hoover Chair (University of Louvain). From 2020–2022 he worked at the Tilburg Law School as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Law.
He has enjoyed visiting positions at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Pennsylvania and the UC Berkeley School of Law.
His main research interests lie in professional ethics (regarding whistleblowing especially), the philosophy of human rights, the concept of ‘the public interest/common good,’ and Kant's practical philosophy.
Some of his main publications include Human Duties and the Limits of Human Rights Discourse and The Ethics of Whistleblowing. His articles have furthermore appeared in such journals as Law and Philosophy, Ratio Juris, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, and Journal of Moral Philosophy.
Additionally, he is a board member of the Netherlands Association for Philosophy of Law / Vereniging voor Wijsbegeerte van het Recht (VWR).
Integrity and Legal Ethics for Legal Professionals (BA)/Integriteit en Beroepsethiek voor Juristen
Philosophy of Law (BA)/Rechtsfilosofie
In wiens belang is het algemeen belang? (Bij Nader Inzien)
Is de coronapas een te draconische maatregel? (Radio 1 (Dit is de dag))
Frances Haugen and the Ethics of Whistleblowing (Times Radio (UK))
Is er een recht op klokkenluiden? (Bij Nader Inzien)
En mensenplichten dan? (Filosofie Magazine)