Prof. Shockey’s research focuses on conceptions of selfhood and subjectivity in the modern tradition, particularly in the work of Rene Descartes, Nicolas Malebranche, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, and Martin Heidegger. He has published a number of articles, most of which deal with Heidegger’s analysis of human existence and the role of that analysis in grounding an account of what it means in general for things to be. He is currently working on a number of articles on Heidegger, Malebranche, Locke and Kant, as well as a book manuscript on Heidegger: The Bounds of Self: An Essay on Being and Time. Additionally, he co-founded in 2012 (with Clinton Tolley at UC, San Diego, and James Reid, at Metropolitan State University of Denver) the Seminar in Phenomenology and the History of Philosophy (SIPHOP) and organized the first meeting in South Bend in September of 2012 on “Kant and the Founding of Phenomenology.”
(University of Chicago, 2004), Assistant Professor, history of modern philosophy, phenomenology and existentialism, environmental philosophy.