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Professor of Philosophy
Professor Danièle Moyal-Sharrock joined the Philosophy Department at the University of Hertfordshire in 2007. Much of her work focuses on what she calls ‘the Third Wittgenstein’: the post-Investigations works; and in particular On Certainty, to which she devoted a book-length study: Understanding Wittgenstein's On Certainty (Palgrave 2004/2007). She is the translator in French of On Certainty (Gallimard, 2006). A new branch of epistemology, Hinge Epistemology, has resulted from her combined efforts, with Annalisa Coliva and Duncan Pritchard, to disseminate the insights of On Certainty, as has an edited volume: Hinge Epistemology (Brill, 2016). She has also written on Wittgenstein's role in the current e-turn in philosophy, notably on how his pioneering Enactivism has contributed to a better understanding of mind, language, action, memory, and informed such disciplines as psychology, sociology, primatology, the sciences of education and the cognitive sciences. A selection of these writings can be found in Certainty in Action: Wittgenstein on language, mind and epistemology (Bloomsbury, 2021).
Professor Moyal-Sharrock also works on the philosophy of literature. She is currently writing a book with Constantine Sandis entitled Born Trans: Gender Inside Out.
Professor of Philosophy
Constantine Sandis' research interest lies primarily in philosophy of action and its explanation, but he also works on ethics and the history of ideas. His first monograph, The Things We Do and Why We Do Them was published in 2012 and the second, Character and Causation: Hume's Philosophy of Action in 2019. He is now working on a book on Understanding Others (Yale University Press) and another on Wittgenstein's Lion (Bloomsbury). He also collaborates with Microsoft Research on designing explainable AI. More
Doctor of Philosophy
Katja Behrens earned her PhD from the University of Hertfordshire in 2018 without corrections. Her research was funded by Microsoft Research, Cambridge and resulted in the writing of the thesis entitled 'Click - Exploring social actions in the 21st century'.
Her main research interests are the philosophy of action, AI and their intersection with the philosophy of education.
She joined the Joint Session Committee as webmaster and organisation assistant.