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Allen Wood

Analytical philosophers often aim at producing moral principles that may be very complex in structure, full of subclauses and qualifications, because these principles enable them to capture “our moral intuitions” and the precisely worded epicyclic subclauses enable us to deal cleverly with threatened counterexamples of various kinds. […] But the resulting principles often do more to disguise than to state the fundamental value basis on which decisions are to be made.

Allen Wood, ‘The Supreme Principle of Morality’, in Paul Guyer (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Kant and Modern Philosophy, Cambridge, 2006, p. 346