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Profile: Allen Wood (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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    Kant's Ethical Thought.Allen W. Wood - 1999 - Cambridge University Press.
    This is a major new study of Kant's ethics that will transform the way students and scholars approach the subject in future. Allen Wood argues that Kant's ethical vision is grounded in the idea of the dignity of the rational nature of every human being. Undergoing both natural competitiveness and social antagonism the human species, according to Kant, develops the rational capacity to struggle against its impulses towards a human community in which the ends of all are to harmonize and (...)
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  2. Kantian Ethics.Allen W. Wood - 2007 - Cambridge University Press.
    In this book, Allen Wood investigates Kant's conception of ethical theory, using it to develop a viable approach to the rights and moral duties of human beings. By remaining closer to Kant's own view of the aims of ethics, Wood's understanding of Kantian ethics differs from the received 'constructivist' interpretation, especially on such matters as the ground and function of ethical principles, the nature of ethical reasoning and autonomy as the ground of ethics. Wood does not hesitate to criticize and (...)
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    Creating the Kingdom of Ends.Allen W. Wood & Christine M. Korsgaard - 1998 - Philosophical Review 107 (4):607.
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    Sources of the Self.Allen W. Wood & Charles Taylor - 1992 - Philosophical Review 101 (3):621.
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  5. Exploitation.Allen W. Wood - 1995 - Social Philosophy and Policy 12 (2):136--158.
    It is commonly thought that exploitation is unjust; some think it is part of the very meaning of the word 'exploitation' that it is unjust. Those who think this will suppose that the just society has to be one in which people do not exploit one another, at least on a large scale. I will argue that exploitation is not unjust by definition, and that a society (such as Our own) might be fundamentally just while nevertheless being pervasively exploitative. I (...)
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    Hegel's Ethical Thought.Allen W. Wood - 1990 - Cambridge University Press.
    This important new study offers a powerful exposition of the ethical theory underlying Hegel's philosophy of society, politics, and history. Professor Woodshows how Hegel applies his theory to such topics as human rights, the justification of legal punishment, criteria of moral responsibility, and the authority of individual conscience. The book includes a critical discussion of Hegel's treatment of other moral philosophers, provides an account of the controversial concept of 'ethical life', and shows the relation between the theory and Hegel's critical (...)
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    Constructions of Reason: Explorations of Kant's Practical Philosophy.Allen W. Wood & Onora O'Neill - 1992 - Philosophical Review 101 (3):647.
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    Lectures on Logic.Patricia Kitcher, Immanuel Kant, J. Michael Young, Paul Guyer & Allen W. Wood - 1994 - Philosophical Review 103 (3):583.
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    Critique of Pure Reason.Gunter Zoller, Immanuel Kant, Paul Guyer & Allen W. Wood - 2002 - Philosophical Review 111 (1):113.
  10. Religion and Rational Theology.Immanuel Kant, Allen W. Wood & George di Giovanni - 1997 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 59 (3):559-560.
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  11. Kant's Ethical Thought.Allen W. Wood - 2001 - Philosophical Quarterly 51 (203):259-261.
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  12. Unsettling Obligations: Essays on Reason, Reality and the Ethics of Belief.Allen W. Wood - 2002 - Center for the Study of Language and Inf.
    Should we hold beliefs only insofar as they are rationally supportable? According to Allen W. Wood, we're morally obliged to do so—and yet how does this apply to religious beliefs? _Unsettling Obligations_ examines these and related ethical and philosophical issues, taking and defending stances on many of them. Along with the theme of belief and evidence, other topics include a historical perspective of philosophy based on the Enlightenment rationalist tradition and a study of how our practical commitments help define truth (...)
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    Critique, Norm, and Utopia: A Study of the Foundations of Critical Theory.Allen W. Wood & Seyla Benhabib - 1988 - Philosophical Review 97 (1):107.
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  14. Kant on Duties Regarding Nonrational Nature.Allen W. Wood - 1998 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 72 (1):189–210.
    Kant's moral philosophy is grounded on the dignity of humanity as its sole fundamental value, and involves the claim that human beings are to be regarded as the ultimate end of nature. It might be thought that a theory of this kind would be incapable of grounding any conception of our relation to other living things or to the natural world which would value nonhuman creatures or respect humanity's natural environment. This paper criticizes Kant's argumentative strategy for dealing with our (...)
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    Exploitation*: ALLEN W. WOOD.Allen W. Wood - 1995 - Social Philosophy and Policy 12 (2):136-158.
    It is commonly thought that exploitation is unjust; some think it is part of the very meaning of the word ‘exploitation’ that it is unjust. Those who think this will suppose that the just society has to be one in which people do not exploit one another, at least on a large scale. I will argue that exploitation is not unjust by definition, and that a society might be fundamentally just while nevertheless being pervasively exploitative. I do think that exploitation (...)
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  16. Kant and the Problem of Human Nature.Allen W. Wood - manuscript
    Allen Wood “What is the human being?” Kant sometimes treated this question as the most fundamental question of all philosophy: “The field of philosophy in the cosmopolitan sense can be brought down to the following questions: 1. What can I know? 1. What ought I to do? 1. What may I hope? 1. What is the human being? Metaphysics answers the first question, morals the second, religion the third, and anthropology the fourth. Fundamentally, however, we could reckon all of this (...)
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  17. Kant's Moral Religion.Allen W. Wood - 1970 - Ithaca: Wiley-Blackwell.
    In Kant's Moral Religion, Allen W. Wood argues that Kant's doctrine of religious belief is consistent with his best critical thinking and, in fact, that the ...
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    Hegel's Ethical Thought.Pierre Keller & Allen W. Wood - 1993 - Philosophical Review 102 (1):99.
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  19. Kant's Ethical Thought.Allen W. Wood - 2000 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 62 (4):758-759.
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    Kant's Rational Theology.Allen W. Wood - 1978 - Cornell University Press.
  21. Kant's Compatibilism.Allen W. Wood - 1984 - In Self and Nature in Kant's Philosophy. Cornell University Press. pp. 73--101.
     
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    The Supreme Principle of Morality.Allen W. Wood - 2006 - In Paul Guyer (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Kant and Modern Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 342--80.
    In the Preface to his best known work on moral philosophy, Kant states his purpose very clearly and succinctly: “The present groundwork is, however, nothing more than the search for and establishment of the supreme principle of morality, which already constitutes an enterprise whole in its aim and to be separated from every other moral investigation” (Groundwork 4:392). This paper will deal with the outcome of the first part of this task, namely, Kant’s attempt to formulate the supreme principle of (...)
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  23. The Marxian Critique of Justice.Allen W. Wood - 1972 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 1 (3):244-282.
    When we read Karl M&IX,S descriptions of the capitalist mode of production in Capital amd other writings, all our instincts tell us that these are descriptions of an unjust social system. Marx describes a. society in which one small class of persons lives in comfort and idleness while another class, in ever-increasing numbers, lives in want and vvrctchedncss, laboring to produce thc Wealth enjoyed by the fixst. Marx speaks constantly of capitalist "exploitation" of the worker, and refers to the creation (...)
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    Fichte's Intersubjective I.Allen W. Wood - 2006 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 49 (1):62 – 79.
    The challenge to philosophy of mind for the past two hundred years has been to overcome the Cartesian conception of mind. This essay explores the attempt to do this by J. G. Fichte, especially regarding intersubjectivity or the knowledge of other minds. Fichte provides a transcendental deduction of the concept of the other I, as a condition for experiencing the individuality of our own I. The basis of this argument is the concept of the "summons", which Fichte argues is necessary (...)
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  25. Religion and Rational Theology.Allen W. Wood & George di Giovanni (eds.) - 2001 - Cambridge University Press.
    This volume collects for the first time in a single volume all of Kant's writings on religion and rational theology. These works were written during a period of conflict between Kant and the Prussian authorities over his religious teachings. His final statement of religion was made after the death of King Frederick William II in 1797. The historical context and progression of this conflict are charted in the general introduction to the volume and in the translators' introductions to particular texts. (...)
     
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    Kant.Allen W. Wood - 2004 - Wiley-Blackwell.
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    Hegel.Allen W. Wood & Charles Taylor - 1977 - Philosophical Review 86 (3):382.
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  28. Self and Nature in Kant's Philosophy.Allen W. Wood (ed.) - 1984 - Cornell University Press.
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    Unsociable Sociability.Allen W. Wood - 1991 - Philosophical Topics 19 (1):325-351.
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    The Free Development of Each: Studies on Freedom, Right, and Ethics in Classical German Philosophy.Allen W. Wood - 2014 - Oxford University Press.
    The Free Development of Each collects twelve essays on the history of German philosophy by Allen W. Wood, one of the leading scholars in the field. They explore moral philosophy, politics, society, and history in the works of Kant, Herder, Fichte, Hegel, and Marx, and share the basic theme of freedom, as it appears in morality and in politics.
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  31. Debating Allison on Transcendental Idealism.Allen W. Wood, Paul Guyer & Henry E. Allison - 2007 - Kantian Review 12 (2):1-39.
    People talk about rats deserting a sinking ship, but they don't usually ask where the rats go. Perhaps this is only because the answer is so obvious: of course, most of the rats climb aboard the sounder ships, the ships that ride high in the water despite being laden with rich cargoes of cheese and grain and other things rats love, the ships that bring prosperity to ports like eighteenth-century Königsberg and firms such as Green & Motherby. By making the (...)
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  32. Marx on Right and Justice: A Reply to Husami.Allen W. Wood - 1979 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 8 (3):267-295.
    Wood reiterated his previous papers of view - "For Marx, economic, trade or social system of justice or not depends on its mode of production with the established relationship" that Hussami the "justice is not only determined by the mode of production and determined by class position, "the view attributed to Marx is a misconception that Marx was a capitalist from the standards of justice to go after the critique of capitalist society, it is a misreading of Marx's text. In (...)
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  33. Kant and the Intelligibility of Evil.Allen W. Wood - 2010 - In Sharon Anderson-Gold & Pablo Muchnik (eds.), Kant's Anatomy of Evil. Cambridge University Press.
  34. The Good Will.Allen W. Wood - 2003 - Philosophical Topics 31 (1/2):457-484.
    Kant begins the First Section of the Groundwork with a statement that is one of the most memorable in all his writings: “There is nothing it is possible to think of anywhere in the world, or indeed anything at all outside it, that can be held to be good without limitation, excepting only a good will” (Ak 4:393).[i] Due to the textual prominence of this claim, readers of the Groundwork have usually proceeded to read that work, and Kant’s other ethical (...)
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    Idealism and Freedom: Essays on Kant's Theoretical and Practical Philosophy.Allen W. Wood & Henry E. Allison - 1997 - Philosophical Review 106 (4):601.
  36. Kant: Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason: And Other Writings.Allen W. Wood & George Di Giovanni (eds.) - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is a key element of the system of philosophy which Kant introduced with his Critique of Pure Reason, and a work of major importance in the history of Western religious thought. It represents a great philosopher's attempt to spell out the form and content of a type of religion that would be grounded in moral reason and would meet the needs of ethical life. It includes sharply critical and boldly constructive discussions on topics (...)
     
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    Self-Deception and Bad Faith.Allen W. Wood - 1988 - In Brian P. McLaughlin & Amelie O. Rorty (eds.), Perspectives on Self-Deception. University of California Press. pp. 207--227.
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    Religion, Ethical Community and the Struggle Against Evil.Allen W. Wood - 2000 - Faith and Philosophy 17 (4):498-511.
    This paper deals with the motivation behind Kant’s conception of “religion” as “the recognition of all our duties as divine commands”. It argues that in order to understand this motivation, we must grasp Kant’s conception of radical evil as social in origin, and the response to it as equally social - the creation of a voluntary, universal “ethical community”. Kant's historical model for this community is a religious community (especially the Christian church), though Kant regards traditional churches or religious communities (...)
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    Duties to Oneself, Duties of Respect to Others.Allen W. Wood - 2009 - In Thomas E. Hill (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Kant's Ethics. Wiley-Blackwell.
    One of the principal aims of Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals, especially of the Doctrine of Virtue, is to present a taxonomy of our duties as human beings. The basic division of duties is between juridical duties and ethical duties, which determines the division of the Metaphysics of Morals into the Doctrine of Right and the Doctrine of Virtue. Juridical duties are duties that may be coercively enforced from outside the agent, as by the civil or criminal laws, or other social (...)
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    Kant's Ethical Thought.Allen W. Wood - 2001 - Mind 110 (438):583-585.
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  41. Herder and Kant on History: Their Enlightenment Faith.Allen W. Wood - 2009 - In Samuel Newlands & Larry M. Jorgensen (eds.), Metaphysics and the Good: Themes From the Philosophy of Robert Merrihew Adams. Oxford University Press.
     
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    The Emptiness of the Moral Will.Allen W. Wood - 1989 - The Monist 72 (3):454-483.
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    I–Allen W. Wood.Allen W. Wood - 1998 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 72 (1):189-210.
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  44. Autonomy as the Ground of Morality.Allen W. Wood - manuscript
    Those of us who are sympathetic to Kantian ethics usually are so because we regard it as an ethics of autonomy, based on rational self-esteem and respect for the human capacity to direct one’s own life according to rational principles. Kantian ethical theory is grounded on the idea that the moral law is binding on me only because it is a law proceeding from my own will. The ground of a law of autonomy lies in the very will which is (...)
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    The Final Form of Kant's Practical Philosophy.Allen W. Wood - 1997 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 36 (S1):1-20.
    (Ak 10:74).[1] During the so-called ‘silent decade’ of the 1770s, when Kant was working on the Critique of Pure Reason, he promised repeatedly not only that he would soon finish that work but also that he would soon publish a “metaphysics of morals” (Ak 10:97, 132, 144).[2] Yet it was not until four years after the first Critique that Kant finally wrote a work on ethics, and even then he merely laid the ground for a metaphysics of morals by identifying (...)
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  46. Kant Vs. Eudaimonism.Allen W. Wood - manuscript
    Kant was among the first[i] to break decisively with the eudaimonistic tradition of classical ethics by declaring that the moral principle is entirely distinct and divergent from the principle of happiness (G 4:393, KpV 5:21-27).[ii] I am going to argue that what is at issue in Kant’s rejection of eudaimonism is not fundamentally any question of ethical value or the priority among values. On the contrary, on these matters Kant shares the views which led classical ethical theory from Socrates onward (...)
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    Ideology, False Consciousness, and Social Illusion.Allen W. Wood - 1988 - In Brian P. McLaughlin & Amelie O. Rorty (eds.), Perspectives on Self-Deception. University of California Press. pp. 345--363.
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  48. Hegel on Responsibility for Actions and Consequences.Allen W. Wood - 2010 - In Arto Laitinen & Constantine Sandis (eds.), Hegel on Action. Palgrave-Macmillan.
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    Interview: Ernst Gombrich.Ernst Gombrich, Hayden White, Allen W. Wood, Theodore M. Brown, David I. Grossvogel & Robert Matthews - 1971 - Diacritics 1 (2):47.
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    13 Rational Theology, Moral Faith, and Religion.Allen W. Wood - 1992 - In Paul Guyer (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Kant. Cambridge University Press. pp. 3--394.
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