Peter Boghossian

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Not to be confused with Paul Boghossian.
Peter Boghossian
Born 1966
Nationality American
Notable work A Manual for Creating Atheists
Era Contemporary philosophy
Institutions Portland State University
Main interests
Atheism, critical thinking, pedagogy, scientific skepticism, Socratic method

Peter Gregory Boghossian (born 1966) is an American philosophy instructor, activist, author, speaker, and atheism advocate. He is a full-time faculty member at Portland State University. His primary research areas are critical thinking, philosophy of education, and moral reasoning. Boghossian is a speaker for the Center for Inquiry, the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, and the Secular Student Alliance. He has been nominated as a member of the Global Secular Council.[1]

His book, A Manual for Creating Atheists, was published in 2013. In it, he describes what he dubs "street epistemology", a set of techniques that atheists can use in personal conversations with religious believers to get them to think more critically with the eventual goal of religious disaffiliation.[2][3] The book has inspired the creation of independent "street epistemology" groups.[4]



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Longsine, Gary; Boghossian, Peter. "Indignation Is Not Righteous". Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 



  1. ^ Secular Global Institute: "Peter Boghossian"[dead link].
  2. ^ Winston, Kimberly (November 18, 2013). "Got faith? 'A Manual for Creating Atheists' would like to change that". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Street Epistemology: An Interview with Peter Boghossian". November 29, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Street Epistemology > About Us". Retrieved June 10, 2014. 

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