Philosophy Faculty and Staff

Paul Muench

Paul Muench

Professor of Philosophy

Home Department: Philosophy
Office: LA 151
Email: paul.muench@umontana.edu
Fax: (406) 243-4076
Office Hours:

Tuesday, 2-3 p.m.; Wednesday, 12-1 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m; or by appointment

Due to the risks of COVID-19, my office hours this semester will be offered remotely using Zoom. I will not be live on Zoom on my scheduled days, however, unless someone has reserved a time slot ahead of time to meet with me.

To reserve a time slot, please use this link: https://paul-3.youcanbook.me/

The day of our meeting, please use this link: https://umontana.zoom.us/j/99875262121

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Current Position

Department Chair, Professor of Philosophy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Courses

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Personal Summary

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Education

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Research Interests

Ancient Philosophy; History of Analytic Philosophy; Nineteenth-Century Continental Philosophy; Philosophy of Literature and Film

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Projects

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Field of Study

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Selected Publications

"Socrates, Religion and Riddles" (with Kelly Dean Jolley), The Sound of Thinking Podcast (August 6, 2020).

“Pursuing Kierkegaard,” Interview with Richard Marshall, 3:16 (May 17, 2019). 

“Andreas Frederik Beck's Review of Kierkegaard’s On the Concept of Irony,” Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook, eds. Heiko Schulz, Jon Stewart, and Karl Verstrynge (de Gruyter, 2018), 359-395. 

“Thinking Death into Every Moment: The Existence-Problem of Dying in Kierkegaard’s Postscript,” Kierkegaard and Death, eds. Patrick Stokes and Adam Buben (Indiana University Press, 2011), 101-121. 

“Kierkegaard’s Socratic Pseudonym: A Profile of Johannes Climacus,” Kierkegaard’s Concluding Unscientific Postscript: A Critical Guide, ed. Rick Anthony Furtak (Cambridge University Press, 2010), 25-44. 

“Socratic Irony, Plato’s Apology, and Kierkegaard’s On the Concept of Irony,” Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook, eds. Niels Jørgen Cappelørn, Hermann Deuser, and K. Brian Söderquist (de Gruyter, 2009), 71-125. 

“Kierkegaard’s Socratic Point of View,” A Companion to Socrates, eds. Sara Ahbel-Rappe and Rachana Kamtekar (Blackwell, 2006; rev. ed. 2009), 389-405. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Publications

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Honors

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Specialized Skills

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Home Department

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Area of Expertise

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chair Director Departments

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Environmental Bio

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Experience

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Professional Experience

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

International Experience

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Affiliations

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hobbies