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Dr Dan Watts

Staff positionSenior Lecturer
Telephone01206 872706
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Dan Watts joined the Department in 2007. He completed his doctoral work in philosophy at the University of Sheffield, having also studied history and philosophy as an undergraduate there.

He taught Continental Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin for two years, and then took up a postdoctoral fellowship awarded by the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences.


BA PhD Sheffield

Current research
  • Dan is currently working on a book entitled, Thinking Humanly: Kierkegaard on Subjectivity and Thought; and on papers on Kierkegaard on the limits of thought, ethical repetition and truth.
  • Dan is also Co-Investigator on the three-year AHRC-funded research project, The Ethics of Powerlessness: The Theological Virtues Today.
Research interests
  • Kierkegaard
  • Wittgenstein
  • Heidegger
  • The theory of judgement
  • Medical Humanities
  • Existentialism and phenomenology
  • Moral and political philosophy and 
  • Philosophy of religion
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