University of Hertfordshire

Professor Constantine Sandis


Constantine Sandis

Professor Constantine Sandis


Postal address:
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom


I am Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and an intenrational collaborator of the Centre de Recherche en Éthique (CRÉ) in Montréal. I was previously Professor of Philosophy at Oxford Brookes University and Visiting Fellow at the Collegium for Advanced Studies in Helsinki. I received my first degree from St Anne's College, Oxford and my PhD from the University of Reading.



My research lies primarily in philosophy of action and its explanation. My first monograph, The Things We Do and Why We Do Them was published in 2012.  I am now working on a book on the Philosophy of Understanding (for Yale University Press) and a textbook on the Philosophy of Action (for Wiley-Blackwell). Other projects include a monograph on Action in Ethics, a book on Hume's Philosophy of Action, and a book on Wittgenstein on Understanding Others. I have published numerous books and  articles on these and other topics, from moral psychology to heritage ethics. Current projects include a collaboration with Microsoft Research on a three-year funded project (2015-18) on reasons for communication.


I teach moral philosophy at second year ('The Right and the Good') and third year ('Contemporary Moral Philosophy') undergraduate level.


Philosophy of Action; Moral Psychology; Meta-ethics; Reasons & Explanation; Philosophy of Communication; Cultural Heritage Ethics; Hume, Wittgenstein.

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