Classical Studies Faculty Database
Classical Studies
Arts & Sciences
Duke University

 HOME > Arts & Sciences > Classical Studies > Faculty    Search Help Login pdf version printable version 

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:

Teaching (Fall 2021):

    East Duke 204D, TuTh 01:45 PM-03:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as CLST 271.01)
  • PHIL 512S.01, ARISTOTLE Synopsis
    West Duke 204, W 01:45 PM-04:15 PM
    (also cross-listed as CLST 573S.01)

Ph.D.University of California - Irvine1976
M.A.University of California - Irvine1974
B.A.California State University, Northridge1968

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]

Duke University * Arts & Sciences * Classical Studies * Faculty * Scholars * Staff * Grad * Reload * Login