On Moral Certainty, Justification and Practice

A Wittgensteinian Perspective

  • Julia¬†Hermann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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    Pages 1-19
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    Pages 20-39
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    Pages 40-66
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    Pages 67-85
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    Pages 86-118
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    Pages 119-166
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    Pages 167-192
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    Pages 193-196
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 197-215

About this book


Taking inspiration from the later Wittgenstein, On Moral Certainty, Justification and Practice explores the practical basis of human morality. It offers an account of moral certainty, which it links with a view of moral competence. Drawing on everyday examples, it is shown how morality is grounded in action, not in reasoning.


certainty Gilbert Ryle justification knowledge-how moral competence moral language-game moral principles practice primitive reactions Wittgenstein rule-following skills training virtue Ludwig Wittgenstein morality

Authors and affiliations

  • Julia¬†Hermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Utrecht UniversityThe Netherlands

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