Harvey Siegel is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Miami. He was educated at Cornell University and Harvard University. He joined the University of Miami Philosophy Department in 1984, having taught previously at Michigan Technological University, Sonoma State University, and the University of Nebraska. He has held visiting professorships at Berkeley, Stanford, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) where he was the inaugural holder of the H.J.F.W. Brugmans Chair in Philosophy of Behavioral and Social Sciences in 1996. He has held a John Dewey Senior Research Fellowship and has received additional research support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Spencer Foundation. His research interests include philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of education, and argumentation theory. He is especially interested in issues concerning rationality and relativism. He has published well over 100 articles both in philosophy and education journals, and has published three books: Relativism Refuted: A Critique of Contemporary Epistemological Relativism (Kluwer, 1987), Educating Reason: Rationality, Critical Thinking, and Education (Routledge, 1988) and Rationality Redeemed?: Further Dialogues on an Educational Ideal (Routledge, 1997). He is the editor of Reason and Education: Essays in Honor of Israel Scheffler (Kluwer, 1997). He is past President of both the Philosophy of Education Society and the Association for the Philosophy of Education. In 1996 he received the University of Miami's Excellence in Teaching Award.