Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Four papers by Allen Wood on Kant, Hegel, and Parfit

At his website at Stanford University, Professor Allen Wood has posted four papers:

1. Kant on Practical Reason
(Forthcoming in "Kant and Practical Justification", Oxford University Press).
Here I attempt to explicate the account of practical reason presented by Kant in the Groundwork, and to relate it critically to some contemporary conceptions of practical reason.

2. Kant and Agent-Oriented Ethics
(Published in "Perfecting Virtue", Cambridge University Press, 2011).
A critical discussion of virtue ethics and the relation of Kant's moral philosophy to it.

3. Hegel's Political Philosophy
(Published in "A Companion to Hegel", Routledge 2011).
A succinct account of Hegel's theory of the modern state, together with background information about its history and political context.

4. Humanity as End In Itself: Comments on Derek Parfit, On What Matters, Volume 1
(Published in Derek Parfit's "On What Matters", Oxford University Press, 2011).
Includes a critique of the use of 'trolley problems' in moral philosophy.

Allen Wood is Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University. He is the author of "Hegel’s Ethical Thought" (Cambridge University Press, 1990), "Kant’s Ethical Thought" (Cambridge University Press, 1999), and "Kantian Ethics" (Cambridge University Press, 2007). Allen Wood is also Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor Emeritus at Stanford University.

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