University of Hertfordshire

Professor Constantine Sandis


Constantine Sandis

Professor Constantine Sandis


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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, but I also work on ethics and the history of ideas. My first monograph, The Things We Do and Why We Do Them was published in 2012 and my second, Character and Causation: Hume's Philosophy of Action in 2019.  I am now working on a book on Understanding Others (Yale University Press) and another on Wittgenstein's Lion (Bloomsbury). I also collaborate with Microsoft Research on designing explainable AI.


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;  Reasons & Explanation; Cultural Heritage Ethics; Hume, Wittgenstein.

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