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Michael T. Ferejohn, Professor of Philosophy and Classical Studies

Michael T. Ferejohn

Michael T. Ferejohn (Ph.D. 1976, University of California, Irvine) joined the Duke Faculty in 1983. He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, Tufts University, Washington State University, University of Wisconsin (Parkside) and the University of Alberta and held a Mellon Faculty Fellowship at Harvard University in 1981-1982. His publications have appeared in such journals as Phronesis, American Philosophical Quarterly, Journal of the History of Philosophy, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research and The Review of Metaphysics, and he has published two books on ancient greek philosophy: The Origins of Aristotelian Science (Yale University Press, 1991), and Formal Causes: Definition, Explanation, and Primacy in Socratic and Aristotelian Thought  (Oxford University Press, 2013). Professor Ferejohn directs the Duke In Greece summer program.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  201B West Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3053
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://www.duke.edu/web/classics/~mtf

Teaching (Spring 2019):

  • PHIL 203.01, HST ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY Synopsis
    West Duke 106, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    (also cross-listed as CLST 271.01)
  • PHIL 702S.01, PROSEMINAR IN M&E Synopsis
    West Duke 204, Th 10:20 AM-12:50 PM
  • PHIL 795S.01, TEACHING PHILOSOPHY Synopsis
    Friedl Bdg 216, Th 04:40 PM-07:10 PM
Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • PHIL 203.01, HST ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY Synopsis
    West Duke 202, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    (also cross-listed as CLST 271.01)
  • PHIL 512S.01, ARISTOTLE Synopsis
    West Duke 108A, W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
    (also cross-listed as CLST 573S.01)
  • PHIL 795S.01, TEACHING PHILOSOPHY Synopsis
    Old Chem 003, MWF 07:30 PM-08:20 PM
Education:

Ph.D.University of California at Irvine1976
M.A.University of California at Irvine1974
B.A.California State University at Northridge1968
Specialties:

949
Metaphysics
Epistemology
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Research Interests: Ancient Philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophical Logic

Ancient Philosophy (Plato and Aristotle), Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophical Logic

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. M.T. Ferejohn, Definition in Ancient Logic, in Ancient Logic, edited by L. Castagnoli (In Press), Cambridge University Press, ISBN TBD
  2. M.T. Ferejohn, Formal Causes: Definition, Explanation, and Primacy in Socratic and Aristotelian Thought (new title) (November, 2013), Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-969530-0
  3. Ferejohn, MT, Formal Causes: Definition, Explanation, and Primacy in Socratic and Aristotelian Thought (November, 2013), Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-969530-0
  4. Ferejohn, MT, The Diagnostic Function of Socratic Definitions, in Socrates, Plato, Aristotle" Essays in Honour of G. Santas, edited by Anagnostopoulos, G (2010), ISBN 978-9400737303
  5. Ferejohn, M, Empiricism and the First Principles of Aristotelian Science, in A Companion to Aristotle (March, 2009), pp. 66-80, WILEY-BLACKWELL, ISBN 9781405122238 [doi]


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