Ph.D. University of Warwick
Dr. Wood's interests lie in the possibilities of reading and
thinking opened up by contemporary continental philosophy and by
nineteenth century German thought. Current philosophical projects
include: reworking/displacing Heidegger's treatment of time within
fundamental ontology; developing a nonprescriptive posthumanistic
approach to ethics; providing an account of truth that does justice
both to its normative, 'existential' and metaphysical dimensions;
various different approaches to the philosophy of nature
(environmental philosophy, animals rights, thinking boundaries etc.).
He also runs a series of philosophy talks at the Nashville Downtown Public Library. For details of the program, see Thinking out of the Box. He is also an environmental artist and stages Art Events from time to time. See the Chronopod Cycle here, and his MNAC Artist Registry website. For interviews relating to these and other matters, check out the following additional interviews: Food for the Imagination, Contretemps Interview.
Charles Scott and David Wood discuss Thinking After Heidegger , Vanderbilt Philosophy Colloquium, September 24 2004:
Charles Scott's comments
David Wood's response
Ted Toadvine on David Wood (SPEP Scholar's Session, Oregon, 2006)
"Conversation with Wendell Berry"
David Wood's "The Lure of the Writer’s Cabin" recently appeared in the NYT November Opinionator.
John Llewelyn's response to The Lure of the Writer's Cabin, can be found here..
Books in Progress:
Thinking Art: The Philosophical Significance of Seven Artists
Econstruction: The Implausible Convergence of Environmentalism and Deconstruction
Fatal Projections (in preparation)
Things at the Edge of the World (in preparation)
Trees and Truth: Towards a Philosophy of Nature
Selected Recent Publications
Kierkegaard and Levinas: Ethics, Politics, Religion (ed. with Aaron Simmons) (Indiana, 2008)
Moments of Intense Presence: A Conversation with David Wood (Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, 2008)
Time After Time (Indiana University Press, 2007)
The Step Back: Ethics and Politics after Deconstruction (SUNY Press, 2005) Read the Introduction.
Truth: A Reader (ed. with José Medina) (Blackwell, 2005)
Thinking After Heidegger (Polity Press, June 2002)
The Deconstruction of Time (second edition, Northwestern, 2001)
On Derrida, Heidegger and Spirit (ed. and intro.) (Northwestern, 1993)
Derrida: A Critical Reader (ed. and intro.) (Blackwell, 1992)
"Some Questions for My Levinasian Friends" in Addressing Levinas, ed. E. Nelson et. al. (Northwestern, 2002)
"What is Ecophenomenology?" Research in Phenomenology, Vol. XXXI, 2001.
"Between Phenomenology and Psychoanalysis: Embodying Transformation" for Interrogating Ethics, edited Jim Hatley and Chris Diem, (Northwestern, 2001)
"Comment ne pas manger: Deconstruction and Humanism" in Animal Others, ed. Peter Steeves (SUNY, 1999)
"Kierkegaard, God and the Economy of Thinking", in Jonathan Ree (ed.) A Kierkegaard Reader, Blackwell, 1997
Philosophy: The Antioxidant of Higher Education
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