- Located in Portland, OR
- Philosopher in the Portland State University Philosophy Department
- Has helped countless people to lose their faith
- Will teach you how to help others abandon their faith
- He is the author of the forthcoming book A Manual for Creating Atheists
- Twitter: @peterboghossian
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.
He would love to speak on the following subjects:
- New Atheism
- Critical Thinking and Reasoning
- The Eradication of Faith
- Dialectical Interventions to Separate Faith From its Host
- Science Fiction
Dr. Boghossian asks for a $500 honorarium in Oregon, with a $1500 honorarium everywhere else.
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