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Boghossian, Paul Artin

Works: 19 works in 116 publications in 7 languages and 3,587 library holdings
Genres: Essays  Academic theses  History 
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Most widely held works by Paul Artin Boghossian
New essays on the a priori by Paul Artin Boghossian( )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A priori knowledge and justification have long played a prominent part in epistemology and the theory of meaning. This text offers a variety of approaches to the a priori, examining its role in different areas of philosophical enquiry
Fear of knowledge : against relativism and constructivism by Paul Artin Boghossian( Book )

51 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relativist and constructivist conceptions of truth and knowledge have become orthodoxy in vast stretches of the academic world in recent times. In his long-awaited first book, Paul Boghossian critically examines such views and exposes their fundamental flaws. Boghossian focuses on three different ways of reading the claim that knowledge is socially constructed--one as a thesis about truth and two about justification. And he rejects all three. The intuitive, common-sense view is that there is a way the world is that is independent of human opinion; and that we are capable of arriving at beliefs about how it is that are objectively reasonable, binding on anyone capable of appreciating the relevant evidence regardless of their social or cultural perspective. Difficult as these notions may be, it is a mistake to think that philosophy has uncovered powerful reasons for rejecting them. This short, lucid, witty book shows that philosophy provides rock-solid support for common sense against the relativists. It will prove provocative reading throughout the discipline and beyond
Content and justification : philosophical papers by Paul Artin Boghossian( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a series of influential essays by Paul Boghossian on the theory of content and on its relation to the phenomenon of a priori knowledge. The essays are organised under four headings: the nature of content; content and self-knowledge; knowledge, content, and the a priori ; and colour concepts
Essays on meaning and belief by Paul Artin Boghossian( )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filósofos actuales de habla inglesa : Dworkin, Kitcher, Boghossian, Koertge, Searle( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Context, content, and communicative intentions by Lawrence Ray Buchanan( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the commonly held view that what a speaker means must be a proposition, where successful communication requires one's audience to entertain what one meant, I argue that notions like speaker-meaning, saying, and so on are not fundamentally relations to propositions. I sketch an alternative account according to which speaker-meaning and related speech-act theoretic notions are understood as relations to proposition-types. On the alternative account I explore, there is a fundamental asymmetry between meaning and belief---whereas the latter is a propositional attitude, the former is not
Papers on epistemic rationality by Sinan Dogramaci( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis consists of three papers on the topic of epistemic rationality. The first paper concerns our beliefs in the validity of some of our most basic belief forming rules. The second paper concerns the role that intuitions may play in supporting inferred beliefs. The third paper concerns the metaphysical status of the property of being epistemically rational
The Sharp Contour of Consciousness by Jonathan Aaron Simon( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consciousness is a sharp contour in the world. It is sharp - there is no such thing as an indeterminate case of consciousness. And it is a contour - there is an ontologically significant contrast between anything that is conscious and anything that is not. But the material world is a gradual place. With a powerful enough microscope, everything looks cloudy, and there are only sharp contours in nature very rarely - some at the quantum level, some dealing with thresholds of fundamental phenomena like gravity. Most things that appear to be sharp and distinguished changes (like the firing of a neuron, or the splitting of an embryonic cell) are actually quite gradual on a fine enough scale
Philosophy of mind( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The value of rationality and the aim of truth by Masahiro Yamada( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A central task of epistemology is to provide an account of rational belief formation which accommodates two fundamental intuitions: (a) the justificatory status of an agent's belief supervenes on internal states of the agent and (b) intuitively rational ways of forming beliefs are, when circumstances are favorable, capable of yielding knowledge. The first intuition can be accommodated by treating belief formation/revision as instances of rule-following. It can be shown that given any rule, necessarily, if a rule is one of the right rules, then if one is in certain internal states, one is justified in holding certain beliefs. The antecedent of this conditional is a necessary truth because the value of rationality grounds the normative status of epistemic rules: Being rational requires the ability to think and the ability to think is constituted by the possession of concepts; thus, any two thinkers who have the same thoughts have reasons to follow the same rules. Therefore, the justificatory status of beliefs supervenes on internal states of the agent. Accommodating the second intuition requires understanding the difference between knowledge and merely true belief. The crucial difference is that knowledge is non-accidentally true belief. A closer inspection of this non-accidentality condition reveals that concept-constitutive rules are in fact capable of yielding knowledge if circumstances are right
Rationality and the subject's point of view by Declan Smithies( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Chapter Four, I address the problem of explaining how forming beliefs on the basis of rational methods is conducive to the aim of believing the truth. I argue that it is a "rational presupposition" for any rational method that it is reliable, indeed knowledge-yielding, in the circumstances in which it is employed. I go on to analyze knowledge as belief that is rationally held when all of its rational presuppositions are satisfied
La peur du savoir : contre le relativisme et le constructivisme by Paul Artin Boghossian( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rädslan för kunskap by Paul Artin Boghossian( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Self and the Aesthetic by Nicholas Riggle( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In Chapter 2, "Beauty and Love," I try to make sense of beauty's personal significance by exploring the Platonic view that beauty is the object of love. I argue that, although various formulations of the view throughout history are problematic, there is a novel view, according to which beauty is that which elicits and warrants an emotion aptly called "love". I develop this view by spelling out the basic elements of a sentimentalist theory of beauty
The aesthetics of music by Paul Artin Boghossian( )

1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

New essays on the a priori( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Strange new worlds a new vision of reality( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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