• Julian Baggini and Jeremy Stangroom, eds., What Philosophers Think (review)
    Philosophy in Review 23 373-375. 2003.
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    A Companion to the Philosophy of Action (edited book)
    Wiley-Blackwell. 2010.
    A Companion to the Philosophy of Action offers a comprehensive overview of the issues and problems central to the philosophy of action. The first volume to survey the entire field of philosophy of action (the central issues and processes relating to human actions). Brings together specially commissioned chapters from international experts. Discusses a range of ideas and doctrines, including rationality, free will and determinism, virtuous action, criminal responsibility, Attribution Theory, and …Read more
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    Verbal Reports and ‘Real’ Reasons: Confabulation and Conflation
    Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 18 (2): 267-280. 2015.
    This paper examines the relation between the various forces which underlie human action and verbal reports about our reasons for acting as we did. I maintain that much of the psychological literature on confabulations rests on a dangerous conflation of the reasons for which people act with a variety of distinct motivational factors. In particular, I argue that subjects frequently give correct answers to questions about the considerations they acted upon while remaining largely unaware of why the…Read more
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    The Immortalization Commission
    Philosophy Now 86 42-42. 2011.
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    In the first ever book-length treatment of David Hume’s philosophy of action, Constantine Sandis brings together seemingly disparate aspects of Hume’s work to present an understanding of human action that is much richer than previously assumed. Sandis showcases Hume’s interconnected views on action and its causes by situating them within a wider vision of our human understanding of personal identity, causation, freedom, historical explanation, and morality. In so doing, he also relates key aspec…Read more
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    Nietzsche’s Dance With Zarathustra
    Philosophy Now 93 13-15. 2012.
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    A Just Medium: Empathy and Detachment in Historical Understanding
    Journal of the Philosophy of History 5 (2): 179-200. 2011.
    This paper explores the role of empathy and detachment in historical explanation by comparing Collingwood and Hume's philosophies of history to Brecht and Stanislavki's theories of theatre. I argue that Collingwood's notion of re-enactment shares much more with Hume and Brecht than it does with Stanislavski. This enables a just medium between rationalistic and empathetic accounts of historical understanding, as recently put forth by Mark Bevir and Karsten Stueber respectively
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    Issue Introduction
    Essays in Philosophy 12 (1): 1. 2011.
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    Hegel on Action (edited book)
    Palgrave-Macmillan. 2010.
    This volume focuses on Hegel's philosophy of action in connection to current concerns. Including key papers by Charles Taylor, Alasdair MacIntyre, and John McDowell, as well as eleven especially commissioned contributions by leading scholars in the field, it aims to readdress the dialogue between Hegel and contemporary philosophy of action. Topics include: the nature of action, reasons and causes; explanation and justification of action; social and narrative aspects of agency; the inner and the …Read more
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    He buttered the toast while baking a fresh loaf
    Philosophy and Public Issues - Filosofia E Questioni Pubbliche. forthcoming.
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    The public expression of penitence
    Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 31 (2): 141-152. 2012.
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    Dancy Cartwright: Particularism in the philosophy of science (review)
    Acta Analytica 21 (2): 30-40. 2006.
    This paper aims to explore the space of possible particularistic approaches to Philosophy of Science by examining the differences and similarities between Jonathan Dancy’s moral particularism—as expressed in both his earlier writings (e.g., Moral Reasons , 1993), and, more explicitly defended in his book Ethics without Principles (2004)—and Nancy Cartwright’s particularism in the philosophy of science, as defended in her early collection of essays, How the Laws of Physics Lie (1983), and her lat…Read more
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  • Philosophy for Younger People: A Polemic
    Philosophy Pathways 96. 2004.
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    Julian Baggini, Philosophy: Key Themes Reviewed by
    Philosophy in Review 23 (6): 373-375. 2003.
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    A Conversation with Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    Philosophy Now 69 26-28. 2008.
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    How to Act Against Your Better Judgement
    Philosophical Frontiers 3 (2): 111-123. 2008.
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    When Did the Killing Occur?
    Daimon: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 37 179-186. 2006.
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    On Berent Enc's 'How We Act' (review)
    Philosophical Books 46 (2): 170-174. 2005.
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    The limits of ignorance Content Type Journal Article Pages 1-2 DOI 10.1007/s11016-011-9571-z Authors Constantine Sandis, Westminster Institute of Education, Oxford Brookes University, Harcourt Hill Campus, Oxford, OX2 9AT UK Journal Metascience Online ISSN 1467-9981 Print ISSN 0815-0796
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    Can Action Explanations Ever Be Non-Factive?
    In David Bakhurst, Margaret Olivia Little & Brad Hooker (eds.), Thinking About Reasons: Themes From the Philosophy of Jonathan Dancy, Oxford University Press. pp. 29. 2013.
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    New Essays on the Explanation of Action (edited book)
    Palgrave-Macmillan. 2009.
    A solid cast of contributors present the first collection of essays on the Philosophy of Action
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    This essay introduces a tension between the public Wittgenstein’s optimism about knowledge of other minds and the private Wittgenstein’s pessimism about understanding others. There are three related reasons which render the tension unproblematic. First, the barriers he sought to destroy were metaphysical ones, whereas those he struggled to overcome were psychological. Second, Wittgenstein’s official view is chiefly about knowledge while the unofficial one is about understanding. Last, Wittgenste…Read more