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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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morality Social Sciences
moral education Social Sciences
animal Social Sciences
moral philosophy Social Sciences
Certainty Arts & Humanities
Evolutionary Arts & Humanities
Group Social Sciences
Teaching Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2011 2019

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

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The dynamics of moral progress

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Social Practice
Abolition of Slavery
Moral Agency

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Moral philosophers
Negative Connotations

Activities 2018 2018

  • 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