Thomas Fossen is assistant professor of political philosophy. He is currently working on a book on political legitimacy and judgment, with particular attention to the significance of events. This project is funded by a Veni-grant from NWO, entitled: “Critical moments: How do events affect how we should judge the legitimacy of political authorities?”.
Fossen has published articles on such topics as political legitimacy, political obligation, agonistic and deliberative democratic theory, voting and elections, and on the work of Jürgen Habermas, Robert Brandom, and Friedrich Nietzsche. He previously worked as a postdoc in Leiden on conceptions of conflict in democratic theory, and in Utrecht on Voting Advice Applications and political theory.