•  2
    Philosophy, In a Sense
    The Philosophers' Magazine 94 18-20. 2021.
  •  4
    Nietzsche on the Good of the Guise
    The Philosophers' Magazine 93 19-21. 2021.
  •  13
    Virtue Ethics and Particularism
    Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 95 (1): 205-232. 2021.
    Moral particularism is often conceived as the view that there are no moral principles. However, its most fêted accounts focus almost exclusively on rules regarding actions and their features. Such action-centred particularism is, I argue, compatible with generalism at the level of character traits. The resulting view is a form of particularist virtue ethics. This endorses directives of the form ‘Be X’ but rejects any implication that the relevant X-ness must therefore always count in favour of a…Read more
  •  289
    Dylan at 80 (edited book)
    with G. Browning
    Imprint Academic. forthcoming.
    2021 marks Dylan's 80th birthday and his 60th year in the music world. It invites us to look back on his career and the multitudes that it contains. Is he a song and dance man? A political hero? A protest singer? A self-portrait artist who has yet to paint his masterpiece? Is he Shakespeare in the alley? The greatest living exponent of American music? An ironsmith? Internet radio DJ? Poet (who knows it)? Is he a spiritual and religious parking meter? Judas? The voice of a generation or a false p…Read more
  •  13
    No Picnic: Cavell on Rule-Descriptions
    Philosophical Investigations 44 (3): 295-317. 2021.
    Philosophical Investigations, EarlyView.
  •  18
    Philosophy, In a Sense
    The Philosophers' Magazine 92 10-12. 2021.
  •  7
    Philosophy, In a Sense
    with Katie Behrens
    The Philosophers' Magazine 91 11-12. 2020.
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    Philosophy, In a Sense
    The Philosophers' Magazine 90 6-7. 2020.
  •  18
    Modern Moral Philosophy Before and After
    Enrahonar: Quaderns de Filosofía 64. 2020.
    This paper argues that there was considerably more philosophy of action in moral theory before 1958 than there has been since. This is in part because Anscombe influenced the formation of 'virtue theory' as yet another position within normative ethics, and her work contributed to the fashioning of 'moral psychology' as an altogether distinct branch of moral philosophy.
  •  19
    The Metaphysics of Action: Trying, Doing, Causing
    Philosophical Quarterly 70 (280): 657-660. 2020.
    The Metaphysics of Action: Trying, Doing, Causing. By Ruben David-Hillel., ISBN 9783319903460.)
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    Reasoning to action
    Philosophical Explorations 23 (2): 180-186. 2020.
    Volume 23, Issue 2, June 2020, Page 180-186.
  •  4
    Philosophy, In a Sense
    The Philosophers' Magazine 89 6-7. 2020.
  •  5
    Philosophy, In a Sense
    The Philosophers' Magazine 88 6-8. 2020.
  •  5
    Modern Moral Philosophy Before and After Anscombe
    Enrahonar: Quaderns de Filosofía. forthcoming.
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  •  1
    Review of The Literary Wittgenstein, ed. John Gibson and Wolfgang Huemer (review)
    Essays in Philosophy 7 (1): 126-128. 2006.
  •  1
    Review of Philosophy of History: A Guide for Students, by M.C. Lemon (review)
    Essays in Philosophy 8 (2): 344-345. 2007.
  •  3
    Philosophy, In a Sense
    with Elias Korosis
    The Philosophers' Magazine 87 9-11. 2019.
  •  70
    Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of Action (edited book)
    with Timothy O'Connor
    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, Attribut…Read more
  •  11
    Hegel on Purpose
    Hegel Bulletin 40 (3): 444-463. 2019.
    In this paper we propose a new interpretation of Hegel's views on action and responsibility, defending it against its most plausible exegetical competitors.1Any exposition of Hegel will face both terminological and substantive challenges, and so we place, from the outset, some interpretative constraints. The paper divides into two parts. In part one, we point out that Hegel makes a number of distinctions which any sensible account of responsibility should indeed make. Our aim here is to show tha…Read more
  •  6
    Philosophy, In a Sense
    The Philosophers' Magazine 86 17-19. 2019.
  • Human Nature: Volume 70 (edited book)
    with Mark J. Cain
    Cambridge University Press. 2012.
    An understanding of human nature has been central to the work of some of the greatest philosophical thinkers including Plato, Descartes, Hume, Hobbes, Rousseau, Freud and Marx. Questions such as 'what is human nature?', 'is there such a thing as an exclusively human nature?', 'through what methods might we best discover more about our nature?', and 'to what extent are our actions and beliefs constrained by it?' are of central importance not only to philosophy, but to our general understanding of…Read more
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    Philosophy, In a Sense
    The Philosophers' Magazine 85 10-12. 2019.
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    Philosophy, in a Sense
    The Philosophers' Magazine 84 14-16. 2019.
  •  11
    Against principles
    The Forum. 2017.
    Constantine Sandis argues for a holistic approach to museums.
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    Making Ourselves Understood: Wittgenstein and Moral Epistemology
    Wittgenstein-Studien 10 (1): 241-259. 2019.
    Wittgenstein teaches us that, contrary to current philosophical and scientific trends, the understanding of others is not to be achieved through some kind of emotional tool providing an access-pass to otherwise hidden ‘mental contents’. This insight goes against the popular grain of empathy as a form of informational ‘mindreading’, founded upon John Locke’s assumption that understanding another is a matter of obtaining and decoding the stored in their mind. We would do best to replace this radic…Read more
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    Psychological eudaimonism is the view that we are constituted by a desire to avoid the harmful. This entails that coming to see a prospective or actual object of pursuit as harmful to us will unseat our positive evaluative belief about that object. There is more than one way that such an 'unseating' of desire may be caused on an intellectualist picture. This paper arbitrates between two readings of Socrates' 'attack on laziness' in the Meno, with the aim of constructing a model of moral educatio…Read more
  •  5
    Philosophy, in a Sense
    with Aryeh Younger
    The Philosophers' Magazine 83 11-13. 2018.
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    “Music to the Ears of Weaklings”: Moral Hydraulics and the Unseating of Desire
    Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofía. forthcoming.
    Psychological eudaimonism (PE) is the view that we are constituted by a desire to avoid the harmful. This entails that coming to see a prospective or actual object of pursuit as harmful to us will unseat our positive evaluative belief about (and coinstantiated desire for) that object (§I). There is more than one way that such an 'unseating' of desire may be caused on an intellectualist picture (§II). This paper arbitrates between two readings of Socrates' 'attack on laziness' in the Meno, with t…Read more