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Michael T Ferejohn, Professor of Philosophy and Classical Studies    editMichael T Ferejohn

Office Location: 201B West Duke Building
Office Phone: +1 919-660-3053, +1 919-660-3050
Fax:  (919) 660-3060
Email Address: send me a message

Specialties:
Ancient Philosophy
Metaphysics
Epistemology
Philosophy of Language

Research Interests:
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 his book, The Origins of Aristotelian Science, was published by Yale University Press in 1991. Professor Ferejohn directs the Duke In Greece summer program.

Areas of Interest:
Ancient Philosophy, 
Metaphysics, 
Epistemology, 
Philosophical Logic

Teaching (Fall 2014):
  • PHIL 101.01, Introduction to philosophy Synopsis
    East Duke 204B, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
  • PHIL 317.01, Aristotle Synopsis
    TBA, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)
  • M.T. Ferejohn. Formal Causes: Definition, Explanation, and Primacy in Socratic and Aristotelian Thought (new title). Oxford University Press, November, 2013.
  • M.T. Ferejohn. "The Diagnostic Function of Socratic Definitions." Socrates, Plato, Aristotle" Essays in Honour of G. Santas. Ed. G. Anagnostopoulos.  2010. 
  • M.T. Ferejohn. "Empiricism and First Principles in Aristotle." A Companion to Aristotle. Ed. George Anagnostopoulos. Blackwell, 2009.
  • M.T. Ferejohn. "Knowledge and the Forms." A Companion to Plato. Ed. Hugh Benson. Blackwell, 2007.
  • M.T. Ferejohn. "Knowledge and Recollection in the Middle Books of the Republic." The Blackwell Guide to Plato's Republic. Ed. G.X. Santas. Blackwell, 2006.


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