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Michael T. Ferejohn

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Duke Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0743
201B West Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708


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.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy · 2022 - Present Philosophy, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

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