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Since August 2018, Julia Hermann is an Assistant Professor in Ethics of Technology at the Philosophy & Ethics Department. She obtained her PhD at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, in June 2011. In 2012, she joined the Philosophy Department of Maastricht University as a Lecturer in Social Philosophy. From 2014 - 2018, Julia was a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University, within the NWO-funded research programme "Evolutionary Ethics? The (Meta)ethical Implications of Evolutionary Explanations of Morality", led by Prof. Herman Philipse. Since 2012, Julia is a board member of the Association of Ethicists in the Netherlands (VvEN). In 2015, Palgrave Macmillan published her book On Moral Certainty, Justification and Practice: A Wittgensteinian Perspective. Julia is an author of the blog Justice Everywhere.


"Truly advanced technology becomes part of human nature."

Hendrik-Jan Grievink, Next Nature Network

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Research Output

Ethics in context

Hermann, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Philosophy in the age of science: inquiries into philosophical progress, method, and societal relevance. Hermann, J., Hopster, J., Kalf, W. & Klenk, M. (eds.). Rowman & Littlefield International , (Collective Studies in Knowledge and Society).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

The dynamics of moral progress

Hermann, J., 1 Dec 2019, In : Ratio. 32, 4, p. 300-311 12 p.

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    Three Wittgensteinian Interventions in current meta-ethical debates

    Hermann, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Ethics after Wittgenstein. Amesbury, R., Amman, C. & von Sass, H. (eds.). Bloomsbury Academic

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

    Is een rechtvaardiging altijd zinvol?

    Translated title of the contribution: Does justification always make sense?Hermann, J. S., 30 Jun 2018, Overtuigd en toch onzeker. Meijer, M. (ed.). Valkhof Pers, p. 96-112 (Annalen van het Thijmgenootschap; vol. 106, no. 2).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

    Moral certainty

    Hermann, J. S., 30 Jun 2018, International Encyclopedia of Ethics. LaFollette, H. (ed.). Wiley

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionaryAcademicpeer-review

  • Activities

    • 1 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition

    Toveren met algoritmen

    Julia Hermann (Organiser)
    9 Nov 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionProfessional


    Communications and computing

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    Data Science Ethics

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    Ethics of technology

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    Student theses

    Social entrepreneurs working with AI in the context of developing countries: understanding the ethics

    Author: Huerta Munguia, B., 30 Sep 2019

    Supervisor: Romijn, H. (Supervisor 1), Hermann, J. (Supervisor 2) & Kalmbach, K. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master