Currently W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, Wood is the author or editor of sixteen books, including, The Step Back: Ethics and Politics After Deconstruction, Time After Time, and Thinking After Heidegger. His newest book, ReInhabiting the Earth is forthcoming with Fordham University Press.
Professor Wood works in continental philosophy and environmental philosophy and has been co-director of a Vanderbilt Center for the Study of Religion and Culture research project on Ecology and Spirituality. In addition, he is an Earth Artist, and runs Yellow Bird Art Farm (a sculpture park and retreat), in Woodbury, TN.
In his presentation, Wood will, engage with Nietzsche and Kierkegaard so as to consider what we can learn both personally and philosophically from those experiences that disorient and disrupt.