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Wood, Allen W.

Works: 61 works in 505 publications in 6 languages and 18,437 library holdings
Genres: History  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Collector, Creator, Thesis advisor
Classifications: B2778.E5, 193
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Most widely held works about Allen W Wood
Most widely held works by Allen W Wood
Foundations of the metaphysics of morals, and What is enlightenment? by Immanuel Kant( )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work, one of the most important texts in the history of ethics, presents Immanuel Kant’s conception of moral self-government based on pure reason. It has been a source of controversy and an object of reinterpretation for over two centuries. This new edition of Kant’s work provides a fresh translation that is uniquely faithful to the German original and more fully annotated than any previous translation. The editor and translator, Allen Wood, has written a new introduction. --
Karl Marx by Allen W Wood( Book )

53 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de wijsgerige ideeën van de Duitse theoreticus van het socialisme (1818-1883)
Toward perpetual peace and other writings on politics, peace, and history by Immanuel Kant( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kant's moral religion by Allen W Wood( Book )

24 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kant's philosophical thought about religious faith has frequently been treated as a weak point in his philosophy. Even Kant's more ardent admirers have often felt it necessary to to reject and to apologize for his "moral arguments" in favor of belief in God and immortality, to admit that these arguments are beneath the high standards of the critical philosophy, and even to claim that they are incompatible with the fundamental principles of Kant's philosophy itself. The present study was undertaken in the conviction that this common estimate of Kant's doctrine of moral faith is altogether wrong. I have attempted to show not only that Kant's doctrine of moral faith is consistent with his best critical thinking, but also that a full understanding of this doctrine is necessary for any genuine appreciation of the outlook of the critical philosophy as a whole
Lectures on philosophical theology by Immanuel Kant( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le texte de Kant est accompagné d'une introduction d'une soixantaine de pages, d'une lecture commentée qui comporte une centaine de pages, d'une bibliographie, de notes et d'un glossaire
The critique of pure reason by Immanuel Kant( Book )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most accurate and informative English translation of Kant's most important philosophical work in both the 1781 and 1787 editions; faithful rendering of Kant's terminology, syntax, and sentence structure; a simple and direct style suitable for readers at all levels; distinct versions of all those portions of the work substantially revised by Kant for the 1787 edition; all Kant's handwritten emendations and marginal notes from his own personal copy reproduced for the first time in any edition, German or English; a large-scale introduction providing a summary of the structure and arguments of the Critique as well as the most informative account available in English of its long and complex genesis; and an extensive editorial apparatus including informative annotation and glossaries
Kant by Allen W Wood( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This survey takes readers on a thought provoking tour through the life and work of Immanuel Kant. The book provides expositions of Kant's key works, especially his Critique of Pure Reason, and represents the broad range of his philosophical thought, including his contributions to metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of science, the philosophy of history, moral philosophy, aesthetics, politics, and the philosophy of religion."--Jacket
Kant's rational theology by Allen W Wood( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book was conceived while I was working on a translation of Immanuel Kant's Lectures on Philosophical Theology. It began as a critical essay to be included in that volume, an essay of that sort that translators commonly inflict on the reader as their price for undertaking the important but thankless task of making a valuable piece of writing available to those who cannot read it or haven't the time to struggle through it in the original language. But in the course of its composition, the critical essay grew into a little book on its own right, which it now seems best to publish separately
Hegel's ethical thought by Allen W Wood( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important new study offers a powerful exposition of the ethical theory underlying Hegel's philosophy of society, politics, and history. Professor Wood shows 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 (especially Kant, Fichte and Fries), provides an account of the controversial concept of "ethical life," and shows the relation between the theory and Hegel's critical assessment of modern social institutions. The book is nontechnical and should interest anyone concerned with Hegel's ethical and political thought, including philosophers, political scientists, intellectual historians and students of German culture
Kant's ethical thought by Allen W Wood( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a major new study of Kant's ethics that will transform the way students and scholars approach the subject in the 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, toward a human community in which the ends of all are to harmonize and coincide." "This comprehensive study will be of critical importance to students of moral philosophy, the history of ideas, political theory, and religious studies."--Jacket
Religion and rational theology by Immanuel Kant( Book )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the translations are new with the exception of The Conflict of the Faculties, where the translation has been revised and re-edited to conform to the guidelines of the Cambridge Edition. As is standard with all volumes in this edition, there are copious linguistic and explanatory notes, and a glossary of key terms
Immanuel Kant's Groundwork for the metaphysics of morals : a commentary by Dieter Schönecker( )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Offering an introduction that is accessible to students and relevant to specialized scholars, Dieter Schönecker and Allen Wood make luminously clear the ways the Groundwork for the metaphysics of morals forms the basis of our modern moral outlook: that all human beings have equal dignity as ends in themselves; that every rational being is a self-governing agent whose morality freely derives from his or her own will; and that all rational beings constitute an ideal community, bound only by the moral laws they have agreed upon. Schönecker and Wood explain key Kantian concepts of duty, the good will, and moral worth, as well as the propositions Kant uses to derive his conception of the moral law. How the law relates to freedom, and the significance of the free will within Kant's overall philosophy are rigorously interrogated. Where differing interpretations of Kant's claims are possible, the authors provide alternative options, giving arguments for each. This critical introduction will help readers of the Groundwork gain an informed understanding of Kant's challenging but central philosophical work"--Jacket
Elements of the philosophy of right by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a translation of a classic work of modern social and political thought. Elements of the Philosophy of Right, Hegel's last major published work, is an attempt to systematize ethical theory, natural right, the philosophy of law, political theory, and the sociology of the modern state into the framework of Hegel's philosophy of history. Hegel's work has been interpreted in radically different ways, influencing many political movements from far right to far left, and is widely perceived as central to the communitarian tradition in modern ethical, social, and political thought. This edition includes extensive editorial material informing the reader of the historical background of Hegel's text, and explaining his allusions to Roman law and other sources, making use of lecture materials which have only recently become available. The new translation is literal, readable, and consistent, and will be informative and scholarly enough to serve the needs of students and specialists alike
Kantian ethics by Allen W Wood( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Allen W. 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 modify Kant's conclusions when they seem inconsistent with his basic principles or fail to make the best use of the resources that Kantian principles make available. Of special interest are the book's treatment of such topics as freedom of the will, the state's role in securing economic justice, sexual morality, the justification of punishment, and the prohibition on lying."--Jacket
Religion within the boundaries of mere reason and other writings by Immanuel Kant( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 not often treated by philosophers, including such traditional theological concepts as original sin and the salvation or 'justification' of a sinner, and the idea of the proper role of a church. This volume presents it and three short essays that illuminate it in new translations by Allen Wood and George di Giovanni, with an introduction by Robert Merrihew Adams that locates it in its historical and philosophical context. -- Back cover
Self and nature in Kant's philosophy( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basic writings of Kant by Immanuel Kant( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the essential works of the philosopher, including "Critique of Pure Reason" and "Eternal Peace."
The Cambridge history of philosophy in the nineteenth century (1790-1870)( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The latest volume in the Cambridge Histories of Philosophy series, The Cambridge History of Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century brings together twenty-nine leading experts in the field and covers the years 1790-1870. Their twenty-seven chapters provide a comprehensive survey of the period, organizing the material topically. After a brief editor's introduction, it begins with three chapters surveying the background of nineteenth century philosophy: followed by two on logic and mathematics, two on nature and natural science, five on mind and language, including psychology, the human sciences and aesthetics, four on ethics, three on religion, seven on society, including chapters on the French Revolution, the decline of natural right, political economy, and social discontent, and three on history, dealing with historical method, speculative theories of history and the history of philosophy. The essays are framed by an editor's introduction and a bibliography"--
Lectures on anthropology by Immanuel Kant( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kant was one of the inventors of anthropology, and his lectures on anthropology were the most popular and among the most frequently given of his lecture courses. This volume contains the first translation of selections from student transcriptions of the lectures between 1772 and 1789, prior to the published version, Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View (1798), which Kant edited himself at the end of his teaching career. The two most extensive texts, Anthropology Friedländer (1772) and Anthropology Mrongovius (1786), are presented here in their entirety, along with selections from all the other lecture transcriptions published in the Academy edition, together with sizeable portions of the Menschenkunde (1781-1782), first published in 1831. These lectures show that Kant had a coherent and well-developed empirical theory of human nature bearing on many other aspects of his philosophy, including cognition, moral psychology, politics and philosophy of history"--
The free development of each : studies on freedom, right, and ethics in classical German philosophy by Allen W Wood( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. All of the essays have been re-edited and revised for this collection, and five are previously unpublished. They are accompanied by an Introduction which sets out the central, philosophical viewpoint of the volume, and a comprehensive bibliography
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Alternative Names
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Allen William Wood

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