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Michael Fuerstein
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.  My work focuses on epistemological issues that arise in political, social, and scientific contexts.  I also have research interests in American Pragmatism, particularly the work of John Dewey.  For the 2016-17 academic year, I will be a Visiting Scholar at the INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France.

I started at St. Olaf in the fall of 2010 after spending a year as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Rutgers University in the Center for Cultural Analysis.  I completed my Ph.D. in 2009 in the Columbia Department of Philosophy.  My dissertation research focused on the role of scientific inquiry in democratic society.

As an undergraduate I completed a dual-degree program at Tufts University and the New England Conservatory of Music, where I studied jazz saxophone.  I remain active as a saxophonist and, more recently, as a drummer in the Counterfactuals.

On this website I have posted information about my research, samples of my music, and a current vitae [pdf].


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Ph.D., Philosophy, Columbia University
B.A., Philosophy, Tufts University
B.M., Jazz Saxophone Performance, New England Conservatory of Music