Peter Boghossian

Portland State University — Portland, OR

Dr. Peter Boghossian is a philosopher and educator in the Philosophy Department at Portland State University in Portland, OR. He has a teaching pedigree spanning more than 20 years in a wide variety of contexts, including prisons, universities, and corporations. His research and teaching areas are critical thinking and moral reasoning, science and pseudoscience, anti-apologetics, new atheism, applied epistemology, practical strategies to combat faith, pedagogy, and the Socratic method.
His primary interest is in developing and implementing practical strategies to change the public perception of faith and reason. He achieves his goal by teaching a) there are better and worse ways to reason through problems, and b) the ability to reason well is indispensible to building better communities and to living better lives. His research interests include using the Socratic method to help prison inmates to think critically and to desist from criminal behavior, and using the Socratic method to help diabetics to think critically about health behavior change.
Dr. Boghossian’s talks impart specific, achievable techniques that participants can immediately use. 

Watch Dr. Boghossian’s presentation entitled, “Jesus, The Easter Bunny, and Other Delusions: Just Say No!”: 

Email Peter Boghossian here.

Topic(s): Education, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Issues & Movements

Sub-topic(s): Atheist/secular movement, Critical thinking, Ethics & morality, Meaning of life, Metaphysics, Naturalism, Psychology of religion