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

Collegium Workshop: Adam Israel

February 12th
3:00-5:00 pm


Lecture: Katja Vogt

February 25th
4:00 pm


Silverman Award Lecture: Harrison Fluss

March 10th
4:30 pm


PhD Recruitment Roundtable

March 23rd
2:30 pm


Karen Burke Lecture: Sabrina Hom

March 24th


Lecture: Zhang Ji, Visiting Scholar

April 7th
4:00 pm


Maxine Sheets-Johnstone Event

April 13th and 14th


Bodies and Race Symposium

May 5th and 6th

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