Wittgenstein, and What Language Can Teach Us About Ethics

Michael Wee is Associate Research Fellow at the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, a Catholic research institute based in Oxford, where he is leading a project on ‘Advance Decisions and Ethical Choices’. He is also a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life. He has published on the ethics of human enhancement, end-of-life decisions, and pandemic lockdowns. In addition to bioethics, he also works on the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Elizabeth Anscombe on moral absolutes and her reading of Aquinas’s natural law. He recently submitted a PhD thesis in Philosophy, entitled ‘Action and Necessity: Wittgenstein’s On Certainty and the Foundations of Ethics’, at Durham University. In the more distant past, he gained an MSt in English Literature at Wolfson College, Oxford.

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