Michael T. Ferejohn

Michael T. Ferejohn

Professor of Philosophy

Contact Information
201E West Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Duke Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0743
(919) 660-3053


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.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of California at Irvine 1976

  • M.A., University of California at Irvine 1974

  • B.A., California State University at Northridge 1968

Ferejohn, M. T. “Aristotle on Necessary Truth and Logical Priority.” American Philosophical Quarterly 18, no. 4 (October 1981): 285–93.

Ferejohn, Michael T. “Aristotle on Focal Meaning and the Unity of Science.” Phronesis 25, no. 1–2 (1980): 117–28. https://doi.org/10.1163/156852880x00070. Full Text