Constantine Sandis

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Constantine Sandis
Born (1976-10-01) 1 October 1976 (age 45)
Era 21st-century philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Analytic Philosophy
Main interests
Philosophy of action
Virtue ethics

Constantine Sandis, FRSA is a British philosopher working on philosophy of action and moral psychology. He read Literae Humaniores at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, where he was taught by Roger Crisp and Gabriele Taylor, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Reading (2005), under the supervision of Jonathan Dancy.[1] He is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, and was previously a Professor at Oxford Brookes University.[2] He is also Treasurer of the British Wittgenstein Society.[3]

Sandis is the editor of the Palgrave "Philosophers in Depth" series [4] and has contributed regularly to The Times Literary Supplement and Times Higher Education. He has also co-written a number of papers on the ethics of risk-taking with Nassim Nicholas Taleb [5] and hosts the Royal Institute of Philosophy's Why Philosophy Matters series of events.[6]



  • The Things We Do and Why We Do Them, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Edited volumes

  • New Essays on the Explanation of Action, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
  • A Companion to the Philosophy of Action, with Timothy O’Connor, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
  • Hegel on Action, with Arto Laitinen, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
  • Human Nature, (co-ed, with Mark Cain), Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  • Reasons and Causes: Causalism and Anti-Causalim in the Philosophy of Action (co-ed with Giuseppina D'Oro), Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
  • Cultural Heritage Ethics: Between Theory and Practice, Open Book Publishers, 2014.
  • Philosophy of Action: An Anthology, with Jonathan Dancy, Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.

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