Dr. Bart Jansen LL.M.

Assistant Professor
Bart Jansen
  • Philosophy
  • Law
  • Ethics
  • Business Ethics
  • Law & Ethics
  • Law Principles
Whoever asserts a value, must bring its influence to bear. Whoever maintains that it has value regardless of the influence brought to bear by any individual human being who endorses it, is simply cheating

Dr. Bart Jansen LL.M. is Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Law and Ethics at Nyenrode Business University and since 2023 affiliated with the New York University (NYU) Philosophy Department. His book The Juridification of Business Ethics was published in September 2023 by Springer International. At Nyenrode, Bart Jansen is part of the Nyenrode Faculty Expertise Center Entrepreneurship, Governance & Stewardship and is a member of the Nyenrode Corporate Governance Institute.

Since spring 2022, Jansen has been an adjunct professor of philosophy of law at Airlangga University in Surabaya, Indonesia. Together with his colleagues in Surabaya, he conducts comparative legal research on Indonesian and Dutch law.

In addition to Nyenrode, Jansen teaches Jurisprudence at the University of Amsterdam. He currently teaches Law and Human Behavior there. 

Jansen’s areas of interest mainly cover philosophy of law and ethics, but he also publishes on aesthetics and philosophy of art, semiotics of law, philosophy of existence, medical ethics and health law, sustainability in global supply chains and the art sector, comparative constitutional law, business ethics and management philosophy, and legal history.

In January 2022, Bart Jansen defended his legal philosophical dissertation at Nyenrode where he defended his thesis that business ethics is subject to juridification and that this juridification gets in the way of real ethics.

Most relevant publications

  • Jansen, B. (2023). The Juridification of Business Ethics. New York: Springer.
  • Jansen, B. (2023). The Ontological Indifference of Rights of Nature. Liverpool Law Review, doi: 10.1007/s10991-023-09344-8.
  • Jansen, B. & Schreiner, A.T.M. (2023). Captured by Digitization: Algorithms, Law, and Media. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law – Revue internationale de Sémiotique juridique, doi: 10.1007/s11196-022-09958-7.
  • Jansen, B. & Jeurissen, R. (2022). Camera Iuridica: Plea Against a Legally Thought Business Ethics. Ethical Perspectives – A Quarterly Review, 29(2), p. 197-229.