Michael Forest, PhD Associate Professor of Philosophy

Michael Forest, PhD

PhD, Marquette University 

Office: Tower 707
Phone: 888-2328
E-mail: forestm@canisius.edu

Michael Forest, PhD is a native of Detroit and graduated from fellow Jesuit institutions: the University of Detroit and Marquette University. His scholarly interests are in theories of knowledge and cognition especially relating to the American philosophical tradition.  In 2007, he received a Fulbright scholar award to teach at Xiamen University in Fujian province of China.

Dr Forest usually teaches multiple sections of the introductory course each semester. He also teaches the upper level AS 5 courses American Philosophy and Philosophy of Art & Beauty every year. He has also recently taught courses on Lonergan's Insight for the Philosophy programs and for the Honors Program. 

Recent writings include the articles "Peirce and Semiotic Foundationalism" for Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, and "Lonergan and the Classical American Tradition" for Method: The Journal of Lonergan Studies.


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