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I am Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Before that, I was a Post-doctoral Research Associate in Values and Public Policy at Princeton University. I received my DPhil in Philosophy from the University of Oxford.


I think and write about moral and political philosophy and the philosophy of public policy. I am particularly interested in socio-political freedom, consequentialism, distributive justice, egalitarianism, behavioural policies, public health, longtermism, and animal ethics. For more, see my research page.

I am also the director of the PPE Master's in Groningen and a board member of the PPE Centre in Groningen.


(“Andreas Schmidt” is a pretty common German name. Sadly, I am not an expert on German Idealism, nor a professional bass-baritone, actor or retired footballer.)

Photo: Frank Wojciechowski Photography
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