27 July 2015

The University of Hertfordshire's Philosophy department has appointed a new professor, Constantine Sandis.

Professor SandisProfessor Sandis works primarily on the Philosophy of Action and Moral Psychology, and has an interest in the Philosophy of Wittgenstein.

Before joining the University of Hertfordshire he was at Oxford Brookes University for ten years. His publications include The Things We Do and Why We Do Them (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and a number of papers on the ethics of risk-taking, co-written with Nassim N. Taleb.

He is currently writing a book on the Philosophy of Understanding for Yale University Press.

Professor Sandis is editor of Palgrave Macmillan's 'Philosophers in Depth' and Bloomsbury's 'Why Philosophy Matters' book series, and hosts accompanying events for the general public. He is also Treasurer of the British Wittgenstein Society, which is based at the University of Hertfordshire.

Of his new appointment, he said: 'I'm incredibly excited to be joining such a lively, varied, and forward-looking department. Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire boasts world-leading research and impact, as well as teaching excellence. It's an honour to join them and I greatly look forward to working with all the staff and students.'

Welcome, Constantine!