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

Does moral non-naturalism have a problem with supervenience? That is, are necessary relations between moral and natural properties mysterious if those properties are distinct? Here I try to remove anxiety about the modal comments of moral non-natural... Read More

The existential situation of the patient: Well-being and absence (2018)
Book Chapter
Burwood, S. (2018). The existential situation of the patient: Well-being and absence. In K. Galvin (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Well-Being, 133 - 140. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). doi:10.4324/9781315724966-14

“Probably there is no better guarantee of a really unhealthy life than perfect health.” This paradoxical, and somewhat melancholic, assessment of our prospects for clinical well-being is given by J. H. van den Berg in The Psychology of the Sickbed. T... Read More

Music, essence and context (2018)
Book
Zangwill, N. (in press). Music, essence and context. In R. Povilioniene, R. Stanevičiūtė, & N. Zangwill (Eds.), Essence and contextNew York: Springer Publishing Company

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

I argue for the view that we all believe that we exist from the fact that the belief is a presupposition of some of our mental life. We cannot argue from perceptual experience, but we can argue from action. I defend an essentially active (or perhaps... Read More

Moral dependence and natural properties (2017)
Journal Article
Zangwill, N. (2017). Moral dependence and natural properties. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, 91(1), 221-243. doi:10.1093/arisup/akx007

I explore the Because Constraint—the idea that moral facts depend on natural facts and that moral judgements ought to respect the dependence of moral facts on natural facts. I consider several issues concerning its clarification and importance.

Shaping the mass mind: Frederick Kiesler and the psychology of selling (2017)
Book Chapter
Haran, B. (2017). Shaping the mass mind: Frederick Kiesler and the psychology of selling. In A. J. Clarke, & E. Shapira (Eds.), Émigré Cultures in Design and Architecture, 63-76. Bloomsbury Publishing. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781474275637.ch-004

This paper concerns theories around the ‘psychology of selling’ advanced in New York at the end of the 1920s by two figures with strong Viennese connections. Kiesler was an avant-garde polymath—an ‘International Constructivist’ De Stijl member who br... Read More

Theism and contrastive explanation (2017)
Journal Article
Came, D. (2017). Theism and contrastive explanation. European journal for philosophy of religion, 9(1), 19-26. doi:10.24204/ejpr.v9i1.1862

I argue that there could not be grounds on which to introduce God into our ontology. My argument presupposes two doctrines. First, we should allow into our ontology only what figures in the best explanation of an event or fact. Second, explanation is... Read More

Epistemic/non-epistemic dependence (2017)
Journal Article
Zangwill, N. (2018). Epistemic/non-epistemic dependence. Noûs, 52(4), 836-857. doi:10.1111/nous.12197

If someone knows something then there is something in virtue of which she knows it; and if someone justifiably believes something then there is something in virtue of which she is justified in believing it. That much is relatively uncontroversial. On... Read More

Cartoons vs. manga movies : a brief history of anime in the UK (2017)
Journal Article
Hernández-Pérez, M., Corstorphine, K., & Stephens, D. (2017). Cartoons vs. manga movies : a brief history of anime in the UK. Mutual Images, 2(Winter), 5-43

This paper has as main objective to explore, adopting a historical and critical perspective, the release of film and anime TV in UK. This would be a first step towards the studio of the peculiar implementation of manganime Culture in Britain. Compare... Read More

Hanslick's deleted ending (2017)
Journal Article
Landerer, C., & Zangwill, N. (2017). Hanslick's deleted ending. British Journal of Aesthetics, 57(1), 85-95. doi:10.1093/aesthj/ayw056

We question Mark Evan Bonds’ interpretation of the deleted ending of Eduard Hanslick’s On the Musically Beautiful. We argue that there is no evidence that it reveals a commitment to Pythagoreanism or Idealism. We supply an alternative explanation of... Read More

Watching the red dawn: the American avant-garde and the Soviet Union (2016)
Book
Haran, B. (2016). Watching the red dawn: the American avant-garde and the Soviet Union. Manchester University Press. https://doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719097225.001.0001

Alongside the radical Constructivism of the New Playwrights Theatre, the American avant-garde’s most sympathetic engagement with Soviet revolutionary culture was in cinema. Unlike Soviet theatrical productions, Russian films were fairly widely viewed... Read More

Contemplating musical essence (2016)
Journal Article
Landerer, C., & Zangwill, N. (2016). Contemplating musical essence. Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 141(2), (483-494). doi:10.1080/02690403.2016.1216173. ISSN 0269-0403

Bennett, Breen, and the birdman of alcatraz: A case study of collaborative censorship between the production code administration and the federal bureau of prisons (2016)
Journal Article
Eldridge, D. (2016). Bennett, Breen, and the birdman of alcatraz: A case study of collaborative censorship between the production code administration and the federal bureau of prisons. Film History, 28(2), 1-31. doi:10.2979/filmhistory.28.2.02

In bringing to the screen the life of murderer Robert Stroud in Birdman of Alcatraz (United Artists, 1962), filmmakers encountered official obstruction from the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, James V. Bennett. Campaigning for the release... Read More

Tractor factory facts: Margaret Bourke-White's Eyes on Russia and the romance of industry in the Five-Year Plan (2015)
Journal Article
Haran, B. (2015). Tractor factory facts: Margaret Bourke-White's Eyes on Russia and the romance of industry in the Five-Year Plan. Oxford Art Journal, 38(1), 73-93. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxartj/kcu032

This article examines the particular form of documentary that the photographer Margaret Bourke-White employed in her images of sovietisation during the first Five-Year Plan in Russia. By her own admission she was more interested in machines than poli... Read More

Turnier und Kulturtransfer: Das Carrousel Friedrichs II. von Preußen und die Neudefinition königlicher “Größe“ im Zeitalter der Aufklärung (2014)
Book Chapter
Biskup, T. (2014). Turnier und Kulturtransfer: Das Carrousel Friedrichs II. von Preußen und die Neudefinition königlicher “Größe“ im Zeitalter der Aufklärung. In M. Wrede (Ed.), Die Inszenierung der heroischen Monarchie. Frühneuzeitliches Königtum zwischen ritterlichem Erbe und militärischer Herausforderung, 287-316. De Gruyter Oldenberg. https://doi.org/10.1524/9783486781076.287

Red Hashar: Louis Lozowick’s Representations of the Sovietization of Central Asia (2013)
Book Chapter
Haran, B. (2013). Red Hashar: Louis Lozowick’s Representations of the Sovietization of Central Asia. In W. Carter, B. Haran, & F. J. Schwartz (Eds.), Re-New Marxist Art History, 260-282. Art/Books Publishing

In 1931 the Russian-American artist Louis Lozowick travelled with members of the International Union of Revolutionary Writers to Tajikistan, one of the new Central Asian republics of the USSR. In Tajikistan, Lozowick chronicled the ‘sovietization’ of... Read More

Clouds of illusion in the aesthetics of nature (2013)
Journal Article
Zangwill, N. (2013). Clouds of illusion in the aesthetics of nature. Philosophical Quarterly, 63(252), (576-596). doi:10.1111/1467-9213.12050. ISSN 0031-8094

I defend extreme formalism about the aesthetics of inorganic nature. I outline the general issue over aesthetic formalism as it manifests itself in the visual arts. The main issue is over whether we need to know about the history of artworks in order... Read More

Magic windows: Friedrich Kiesler and department store constructivism (2013)
Book Chapter
Haran, B. (2013). Magic windows: Friedrich Kiesler and department store constructivism. In J. C. Welchman (Ed.), Sculpture and the Vitrine, 69-94. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

This paper concerns the use of Constructivist aesthetics by Friedrich Kiesler in window displays for Saks Fifth Avenue department store in New York in 1928. This event arguably concluded the dissipation of the revolutionary potential of Russian Const... Read More