Indiana University, Bloomington
Professor Wood’s interests are in the history of modern philosophy, especially Kant and German idealism, and in ethics and social philosophy. He studies philosophers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries who laid the foundations for the philosophy we study today and the ideas many people take for granted without knowing where they came from.
He was born in Seattle, Washington, got his B. A. from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and his Ph.D. from Yale University. He held regular professorships at Cornell University, Yale University, and was the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor emeritus at Stanford University. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Michigan, University of California at San Diego and Oxford University, where he was Isaiah Berlin Visiting Professor in 2005. During year-long periods of research, he has been affiliated with the Freie Universität Berlin in 1983-84 and the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn in 1991-1992.
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