Peter Boghossian- Critical Thinking and Moral Reasoning

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Dr. Peter Boghossian is a full time faculty member in the philosophy department at Portland State University and an affiliated faculty member at Oregon Health Science University in the Division of General Internal Medicine.

He’s a national speaker for the Center of Inquiry and the Secular Student Alliance, and an international speaker for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.

Dr. Boghossian has an extensive publication record across multiple domains of thought. He is currently serving as a Fellow for the Global Secular Institute’s think tank.

His bestselling book, A Manual for Creating Atheists, is available on Amazon.


Twitter: @peterboghossian

Prisons, Community Partnerships, and Academia: Sustainable Programs and Community Needs

Boghossian, Glavin, O’Connor, Boyer, and Conway propose that Portland State University should establish a partnership with the correctional institutions of Oregon. Benefits are discussed.

Federal Probation, Vol. 76, No. 1

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Indignation is Not Righteous

Gary Lonsine and Peter Boghossian discuss the harm of employing righteous indignation and sanctity fallacies.

Skeptical Inquirer, 2012
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The Delphi Technique: correctional administration and community consensus.

Boghossian, Myers, and Kilmer define the Delphi Technique and explain how is can beneficial if used in correctional institutions.

The Free Library, Farlex, 2010

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How Socratic Pedagogy Works

Peter Boghossian discusses the differences of opinion in teaching critical thinking and argues for the Socratic pedagogy method.

Informal Logic: Teaching Supplement, Vol. 23 No. 2, 2003, pp, 17-25


Socratic Pedagogy, Race, and Power: From People to Propositions

Peter Boghossian discusses the effects that a Socratic pedagogy has in reducing the amount of power in a discussion. Rather than attacking people, the arguing of propositions in utilized.

Education Policy Analysis Archives, Vol. 10 No. 3, 2002



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A Manual for Creating Atheists

Published on: November 1, 2013

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