Dr. Julia Hermann is a researcher in the NWO-financed research programme Evolutionary Ethics? The (Meta)-Ethical Implications of Evolutionary Explanations of Morality. Her research project is entitled "Models of Justification in the Face of Evolution".

Julia studied philosophy and political science in Heidelberg, Florence and Berkeley. In June 2011, she received her doctoral degree from the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute for a thesis entitled "Being Moral: Moral Competence and the Limits of Reasonable Doubt".

Before joining Utrecht University, Julia was Lecturer in Social Philosophy at Maastricht University, where she taught extensively, in particular courses on ethics and political philosophy. She lectured on global justice, the capabilities approach, and Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations.

Julia's research interests include the philosophy of the later Wittgenstein and in particular its relevance for ethics, theories of (moral) justification, evolutionary explanations of moral capacities, the role of emotions in moral judgement, and psychological accounts of moral development.

She is a board member of the Vereniging van Ethici in Nederland (VvEN) (Association of Ethicists in the Netherlands) and a member of the Netherlands School for Research in Practical Philosophy (OZSE) and of the Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP).

Since last fall, Julia is also an author of the blog "Justice Everywhere":


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Hermann, Julia (2015). On Moral Certainty, Justification and Practice - A Wittgensteinian Perspective. Palgrave Macmillan.

Alle publicaties
  2018 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Hermann, J.S. (2018). Moral Certainty. In Hugh LaFollette (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Ethics Wiley.
Hermann, J.S. (2018). Wittgensteinian Approaches to Moral Philosophy – Third Edition 21-23 September 2017, Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven, Belgium. European Society for Moral Philosophy
  2018 - Populariserende publicaties
Hermann, J.S. (2018). Is een rechtvaardiging altijd zinvol?. Overtuigd en toch onzeker Thijmgenootschap.
  2017 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Hermann, J.S. (22-09-2017) Invited speaker Conference Wittgensteinian Approaches to Moral Philosophy, third edition Leuven (21-09-2017 - 23-09-2017) A Wittgensteinian Response to Moral Error Theory
Hermann, J.S. (10-11-2017) Invited speaker OZSW Annual conference 2017 Utrecht (10-11-2017 - 11-11-2017) A Wittgensteinian Response to Moral Error Theory
Hermann, J.S. (01-06-2017 01-04-2018) Organiser Conference "Evolution and Moral Epistemology" Utrecht (18-04-2018 - 20-04-2018) Organisation of this conference
Hermann, J.S., Kalf, W.F. & Philipse, H. (2017). Editorial. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 20 (4), (pp. 705-707) (3 p.).
Hermann, J.S., Kalf, W.F. & Philipse, H. (01-08-2017). Editorial of Special Issue Objectivity in Ethics. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 20 (4), (pp. 705-707) (3 p.).
Hermann, J.S. (2017). Possibilities of Moral Progress in the Face of Evolution. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 20 (1), (pp. 39-54) (16 p.).
Hermann, J.S. (2017). Sinnott-Armstrong's Empirical Challenge to Moral Intuitionism - A Novel Critique. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 20 (4), (pp. 829-842) (14 p.).
  2017 - Populariserende publicaties
Hermann, J.S. (01-11-2017 01-04-2018) Organiser Utrechtse Dag van de Filosofie Utrecht (21-04-2018) Organisation of this one-day event
  2015 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Hermann, Julia (2015). On Moral Certainty, Justification and Practice - A Wittgensteinian Perspective. Palgrave Macmillan.
Hermann, J.S. (2015). Review of Justin d’Arms and Daniel Jacobson. Moral Psychology and Human Agency: Philosophical Essays on the Science of Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 282 pp. Ethical Perspectives, 22 (3), (pp. 481-485).
  2015 - Vakpublicaties
Hermann, Julia & Vorstenbosch, Jan (2015). Het kind en de rekening - Over morele plichten van volwassen kinderen jegens hun ouders. Wijsgerig perspectief, 55 (1), (pp. 7-15) (9 p.).
  2014 - Populariserende publicaties
Hermann, Julia & Vorstenbosch, Jan (31-10-2014). Waar is de moraal in het zorgverhaal?. Trouw
  2013 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Hermann, Julia (2013). Anselm von Canterburys Argument der Willensfreiheit. In Michael Bruce & Steven Barbone (Eds.), Die 100 wichtigsten philosophischen Argumente (pp. 38-40) (3 p.). Darmstadt: WBG.
Hermann, Julia (2013). Die Praxis als Quelle moralischer Normativität. In Eva Buddeberg & Achim Vesper (Eds.), Moral und Sanktion - Eine Kontroverse über die Autorität moralischer Normen (pp. 137-166) (30 p.). Frankfurt and New York: Campus.
Hermann, Julia (2013). Learning to be Moral. In Bert Musschenga & Anton van Harskamp (Eds.), What Makes Us Moral - On the Capacities and Conditions for being Moral (pp. 207-223) (17 p.). Dordrecht et. al.: Springer.
  2012 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Hermann, Julia (2012). Man as a Moral Animal - Moral Language-Games, Certainty, and the Emotions. In Michael Burley, Niklas Forsberg & Nora Hämäläinen (Eds.), Language, Ethics and Animal Life - Wittgenstein and Beyond (pp. 111-123) (12 p.). New York: Bloomsbury.
  2011 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Hermann, Julia (2011). Pufendorf and Natural Law - Review of chapters 42 and 44 of Terence Irwin, The Development of Ethics. A Historical and Critical Study, vol. II, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press 2008. The Philosophical Forum, 42 (3), (pp. 299-300) (2 p.).
Hermann, Julia (2011). St. Anselm on Free Choice and the Power to Sin. In Michael Bruce & Steven Barbone (Eds.), Just the Arguments - 100 of the Most Important Arguments in Western Philosophy (pp. 40-43) (4 p.). Wiley-Blackwell.
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Julia is currently working on topics related to evolutionary explanations of morality, empirical moral psychology and the justification of moral judgements. She has just written an article entitled "Possibilities of Moral Progress in the Face of Evolution" (forthcoming in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice), and a paper about the empirical challenge to moral intuitionism (under review). Following up on her PhD-thesis and the book that she published last year (On Moral Certainty, Justification and Practice: A Wittgensteinian Perspective, Palgrave Macmillan 2015) she is moreover working on a paper provisionally entitled "Meta-Ethics in Light of Wittgenstein: Rethinking Current Debates". Together with Wouter Kalf, she is working on an article in which the moral error theorist encounters Wittgenstein.

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Op dit moment verzorgt dr. Julia Hermann de volgende cursus(sen):
WY1V13002 Wijsgerige ethiek V 1 7,5

Academic year 2015/2016

Blok 2: Current Issues in Analytic Philosophy A: "Philosophy of Moral (Evolutionary) Psychology" (WBMV13002) (with Prof. Herman Philipse)

Blok 3: Meta-ethiek (WY3V14002)

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