Paul Boghossian

Paul Boghossian (Ph.D., Princeton, 1987), is Silver Professor of Philosophy and the director of the New York Institute of Philosophy. He also serves as Director of NYU's Global Institute for Advanced Study. He was Chair of Philosophy from 1994-2004.
His research interests are primarily in epistemology and the philosophy of mind, although he has written on a wide range of topics, including: color, rule-following, naturalism, self-knowledge, a priori knowledge, analytic truth, realism, relativism, the aesthetics of music and the concept of genocide.

Boghossian is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Magdalen College (Oxford), the School of Advanced Study (University of London), and the Australian National University (Canberra), and has been a Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and a Fulbright Senior Specialist. He has also taught at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and at Princeton.

Boghossian serves on the Global Citizenship Commission headed by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and on the University of London's School of Advanced Study Strategic Advisory Board.

His books include Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism (Oxford University Press, 2006, 2007); Content and Justification: Philosophical Essays (Oxford University Press, 2008); and New Essays on the A Priori (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000).


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