|Michael Fuerstein||HOME | VITAE [pdf] | RESEARCH | MUSIC|
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].
ON SABBATICAL LEAVE FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-17
Email: fuerstei [at] stolaf.edu
Ph.D., Philosophy, Columbia University
B.A., Philosophy, Tufts University
B.M., Jazz Saxophone Performance, New England Conservatory of Music