Philosophy Faculty Database
Philosophy
Arts & Sciences
Duke University

 HOME > Arts & Sciences > Philosophy > Faculty    Search Help Login printable version 
Michael T. Ferejohn, Professor Emeritus    editMichael 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.

Office Location: 201B West Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: +1 919 660 3053
Fax:  (919) 660-3060
Email Address: send me a message

Education:
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 1976
M.A., University of California, Irvine, 1974
B.A., California State University, Northridge, 1968

Specialties:
949
Metaphysics
Epistemology
3023

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

Recent Publications   (More Publications)
  • M.T. Ferejohn. "Definition in Ancient Logic." Ancient Logic. Ed. L. Castagnoli. Cambridge University Press, In Press.
  • M.T. Ferejohn. Formal Causes: Definition, Explanation, and Primacy in Socratic and Aristotelian Thought (new title). Oxford University Press, November, 2013.
  • Ferejohn, MT. Formal Causes: Definition, Explanation, and Primacy in Socratic and Aristotelian Thought. Oxford University Press, November, 2013.
  • Ferejohn, MT. "The Diagnostic Function of Socratic Definitions." Socrates, Plato, Aristotle" Essays in Honour of G. Santas. Ed. Anagnostopoulos, G.  2010. 
  • Ferejohn, M. "Empiricism and the First Principles of Aristotelian Science." A Companion to Aristotle. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2009. 66-80. [doi]


Duke University * Arts & Sciences * Philosophy * Faculty * Staff * Grad * Reload * Login