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Adventures in Ideas: Humanities Series Presents 'Mysteries of Memory' February 18

Dr. Timothy StockSALISBURY, MD---Memory is so integral to one’s sense of self that many fear losing it more than they do dying. Yet, the unreliable, indispensable experience of one’s own memories often is shrouded in mystery.

Dr. Timothy Stock of Salisbury University’s Philosophy Department traces the history of the concept of memory as it relates to philosophical revolution, scientific discovery and technological change during the Adventures in Ideas: Humanities Seminar “Mysteries of Memory.”

His presentation is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, February 18, in Conway Hall Room 179.

Stock specializes in the works of Kierkegaard and the fields in which he had a large impact — existentialism and phenomenology — with a special interest in the ethics of Emmanuel Levinas. His research interests include the history of philosophy with a focus on 19th- and 20th-century continental philosophy. In his presentation, he explores how the history of memory illustrates what can be known about the “treasure trove of the mind.”

Stock’s talk is the first of two scheduled in the series this spring. The second, on Saturday, April 1, is “Cabaret in Context: Culture and Politics Between the Wars” with Drs. Maarten Pereboom, dean of the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts; Leanne Wood, faculty director of the SU Honors College; and Victoria Pass, assistant professor in the Art Department.

Sponsored by the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts and Whaley Family Foundation, the Adventures in Ideas series is designed to replicate the college learning experience without grades or tests.

Admission is $30, including breakfast and lunch. Advance registration is required. To register call 410-543-6450 or e-mail For more information visit the SU website at