nick zangwill

Professor Nick Zangwill

Ferens Chair of Philosophy

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Histories Languages and Cultures


Professor Nick Zangwill works in moral philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of mind and metaphysics, and his core interest is in normative dependence.

He has written three monographs, edited two collections and published more than 150 articles, many in quality journals.

Prof Zangwill has previously worked at the universities of Durham, Oxford and Glasgow, with visiting positions at Brown, Ohio State, Osaka, Ritsumeikan, Sao Paulo, UNICAMP, the Institute of Fundamental Sciences in Tehran, and Padua.

Professor Zangwill was away last year as a Visiting Research Professor at the Murphy institute at Tulane University.

This is a more or less complete list of publications

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Undergraduate lectures on:

Moral Philosophy

Descartes, Hume and Kant

Twentieth Century Philosophy


Philosophy of Religion


Of essence and context: Between music and philosophy

R. Staneviciute, N. Zangwill, & R. Povilioniene (Eds.), (2019). Of essence and context: Between music and philosophy.

Book Chapter

Beauty and the agreeable: a critique of experimental aesthetics

Zangwill, N. (2018). Beauty and the agreeable: a critique of experimental aesthetics. In F. Cova, & S. Réhault (Eds.), Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Aesthetics, 289-307. Bloomsbury Publishing

Journal Article

Brutalist non-naturalism and Hume's principle

Zangwill, N. (2018). Brutalist non-naturalism and Hume's principle. Dialectica, 72(3), 365-383. doi:10.1111/1746-8361.12235

Epistemic/non-epistemic dependence

Zangwill, N. (2018). Epistemic/non-epistemic dependence. Noûs, 52(4), 836-857.

Self-belief and agency

Zangwill, N. (2017). Self-belief and agency. Journal of Mind and Behavior, 38(1), 35-52

The yummy and the yucky: Expressive language and the agreeable

Zangwill, N. (2018). The yummy and the yucky: Expressive language and the agreeable. The Monist, 101(3), 294–308.

Postgraduate supervision

Professor Zangwill welcomes research supervision in any area he has researched (see his publications) and also in many central areas of philosophy.