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Dr. Timothy Stock, Assistant Professor

Timothy Stock 

Dr. Timothy Stock
Philosophy House #106
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, Maryland 21801-6860
(410) 677-5073
Office Hours:  MW 1-2:50 p.m.; TR 10-11 a.m.

BA (DePaul) Philosophy, German
PhD (Toronto) Philosophy

My interests are in the history of philosophy, specifically continental philosophy in the 19th and 20th Centuries. I specialize in Kierkegaard, as well as the fields on which he had broad impact, namely existentialism and phenomenology.  In this latter context the ethics of Emmanuel Levinas is of special interest to me.  I am particularly intrigued by questions of performance, interaction, language and intentionality - all of which I am most fond of contemplating in reference to humor, comedy and benign deception. I acted for over 10 years as a commissioning editor for the Toronto-based, annual publication Alphabet City (co-published with MIT Press).  I am a member of the Levinas Research Seminar and act as program co-ordinator for Continental Philosophy in a Jewish Context, an affiliated society of the Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy.  I am a contributing author to Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources and have recently presented at the Center for Kierkegaard Research at the University of Copenhagen.  I have several research works in progress, including a volume on comedy and ethics, and a project on the theatrical sources of Kierkegaard's philosophy.  In addition to my academic writing I have considerable miscellaneous writing projects, including graphic novels, plays, short humor, not to mention writing and production for short films.  If you want me to be funnier than I am in this paragraph, you'll have to visit me in person.