Michael Neil Forster

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Michael Neil Forster
BornDecember 9, 1957
Era21st-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
ThesisHegel and Skepticism (1987)
Doctoral advisorRaymond Geuss
Main interests

Michael Neil Forster (born December 9, 1957) is an American philosopher and the Alexander von Humboldt Professor, holder of the Chair in Theoretical Philosophy, and Co-director of the International Center for Philosophy at Bonn University. Previously he was Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor in Philosophy and the College at the University of Chicago. Forster is known for his expertise on hermeneutics.[1]


  • After Herder (Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • German Philosophy of Language from Schlegel to Hegel and Beyond (Oxford University Press, 2011)
  • After Herder (Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • Kant and Skepticism (Princeton University Press, 2008)
  • Wittgenstein on the Arbitrariness of Grammar (Princeton University Press, 2004)
  • Herder: Philosophical Writings (Ed., Cambridge University Press, 2002)
  • Hegel's Idea of a "Phenomenology of Spirit" (University of Chicago Press, 1998)
  • Hegel and Skepticism (Harvard University Press, 1989)


  1. ^ "Michael Forster". Department of Philosophy.