Timothy Hyde

Timothy Hyde

Research Assistant Professor
Provost's Outstanding Lecturer
Undergraduate Program Director
Ph.D. Stony Brook University, 2005

Harriman Hall 211
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750


Tim Hyde's research focuses on the history of systematic metaphysics. Although he wrote his dissertation on Hegel's Science of Logic and Heidegger's Being and Time, he also acquired a life-long love of Ancient Philosophy, particularly Plato, from Sarah Broadie while at Yale. He is working on an ongoing series of articles on, as well as a student’s guide to the Republic. His analysis is set apart from other scholarship in that it is influenced by his degree in economics. He is modeling how the Kallipolis’ economic sphere would work based on Plato’s psychodynamic taxonomy. He also traces out late modern philosophy as a two-fold reaction to Kant, one from the counter-enlightenment tradition of Jacobi, Hamann, perhaps Herder, certainly Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, the other from the post-Kantian tradition of Reinhold, Maimon, Fichte, and Hegel. He is presently working on a book manuscript entitled The Phenomenology of the Missing, in which he shows how we can draw on phenomenological resources in the presently absent to indicate the dynamic, differential and temporal features of the emergence of a world of meaning and values that matters on the basis of life's engaged activity that is not reducible to life’s material preconditions. Most recently, he has become interested in the contemporary Speculative Realism movement. He has recently run an international colloquium series dedicated to critical assessments of Heidegger and convened the 2009 North American Heidegger Circle. He is on the Editorial board of Philosophy Study. As well as his own publications, he has translated numerous articles from both French and German. He is an avid amateur cook.


Recent Article


Recent Courses


  • Critical Thinking
  • Introduction to Political Philosophy
  • Concepts of the Person
  • Historical Introduction to Philosophy

Upper Division

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Modern Philosophy
  • 20th Century Philosophy
  • Existentialism
  • Philosophy of Language (Anglo-American)
  • Contemporary European Thought
  • Theories of Knowledge
  • Reading the Scholarship


  • Being and Time


Upcoming Events

"Art and the Quantum Moment" 


Prof. Rober P. Crease
Prof. Alfred Goldhaber
January 29th


"Improvised Music"

Prof. Don Byron
February 24th

"On Reading The Second Sex the Third Time"


Prof. Kyoo Lee
February 26th

Career Opportunities for Philosophy Majors

March 4th

Husserl's Missing Technologies: Don Ihde Book Presentation
Featuring "Missing Ihde," with Prof. Robert Crease

March 10th

"The Assault on Ethnic Studies"

Prof. Ron Scapp
March 12th

Don Ihde Distinguished Alumni Award

Susan Bordo
March 24th


"Writing Across and Beyond the Disciplines"

Prof. Susan Bordo
March 25th


Book Presentation: Peter Manchester's Temporality and the Trinity

March 26th


MA Conference

Keynotes by Elizabeth Grosz and Emma Sulkowicz
March 27th-28th


"Heidegger and Traumatology"

Prof. Reginald Lilly
April 8th


"Interspecies Ethics: Meditations on Cosmopolitan Peace"

Cynthia Willet
April 23rd

Department of Philosophy      Harriman Hall 213, Stony Brook, NY 11794     Phone: (631) 632-7570
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