Laurence BonJour University of Washington
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  1. Laurence BonJour (2013). Is There a Priori Knowledge? In Matthias Steup & John Turri (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Epistemology. Blackwell. 177.
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  2. Laurence BonJour (2013). What is It Like to Be Human (Instead of a Bat). American Philosophical Quarterly 50 (4):373-386.
    My purpose in this paper is to discuss and defend an objection to physicalist or materialist accounts of the mind.
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  3. Laurence BonJour (2010). Epistemology: Classic Problems and Contemporary Responses. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc..
    Introduction -- Part I: The classical problems of epistemology -- Descartes's epistemology -- The concept of knowledge -- The problem of induction -- A priori justification and knowledge -- Immediate experience -- Knowledge of the external world -- Some further epistemological issues : other minds, testimony, and memory -- Part II: Contemporary responses to the cartesian epistemological program -- Introduction to part II -- Foundationalism and coherentism -- Internalism and externalism -- Quine and naturalized epistemology -- Knowledge and skepticism.
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  4. Laurence BonJour (2010). The Myth of Knowledge. Philosophical Perspectives 24 (1):57-83.
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  5. Laurence BonJour (2009). Against Materialism. In Robert C. Koons & George Bealer (eds.), The Waning of Materialism: New Essays. Oxford University Press.
  6. L. Bonjour (2007). Review: Evidentialism. [REVIEW] Mind 116 (461):157-161.
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  7. Laurence BonJour, Epistemological Problems of Perception. Stanford Online Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    The historically most central epistemological issue concerning perception, to which this article will be almost entirely devoted, is whether and how beliefs about physical objects and about the physical world generally can be justified or warranted on the basis of sensory or perceptual experience—where it is internalist justification, roughly having a reason to think that the belief in question is true, that is mainly in question (see the entry justification, epistemic: internalist vs. externalist conceptions of). This issue, commonly referred to (...)
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  8. Laurence Bonjour (2006). Kornblith on Knowledge and Epistemology. Philosophical Studies 127 (2):317 - 335.
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  9. Laurence Bonjour (2006). Précis. Philosophical Studies 131 (3):669 - 675.
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  10. Laurence Bonjour (2006). Replies. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 131 (3):673-698.
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  11. Laurence Bonjour (2006). Review: Replies. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 131 (3):743 - 759.
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  12. William P. Alston, Laurence Bonjour, Carl Ginet, Alvin I. Goldman, John Greco, George I. Mavrodes, Philip L. Quinn, Alessandra Tanesini, Nicholas Wolterstorff & Linda Zagzebski (2005). Perspectives on the Philosophy of William P. Alston. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  13. Laurence BonJour (2005). Last Rejoinder. In Steup Matthias & Sosa Ernest (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Epistemology. Blackwell. 120--21.
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  14. Laurence Bonjour (2004). C. I. Lewis on the Given and its Interpretation. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 28 (1):195–208.
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  15. Laurence BonJour (2004). In Search of Direct Realism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 69 (2):349-367.
  16. Laurence Bonjour, Ernest Sosa & Elliot D. Cohen (2004). 1. Authored Works. Continental Philosophy Review 37:271-276.
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  17. Louise M. Antony, Norbert Hornstein, Robert W. Bailor, Laurence BonJour, Ernest Sosa, Warren Bourgeois, Sharyn Clough, Elliot D. Cohen, Ronald F. Duska & Brenda Shay (2003). Books for Review and for Listing Here Should Be Addressed to Emily Zakin, Review Editor, Department of Philosophy, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Teaching Philosophy 26 (3):331.
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  18. Laurence Bonjour (2003). 16. Foundationalism and Coherentism. In Steven Luper (ed.), Essential Knowledge: Readings in Epistemology. Longman. 142.
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  19. Laurence Bonjour (2003). 40. Toward a Moderate Rationalism. In Steven Luper (ed.), Essential Knowledge: Readings in Epistemology. Longman. 402.
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  20. Laurence BonJour & Ernest Sosa (2003). Epistemic Justification: Internalism Vs. Externalism, Foundations Vs. Virtues. Blackwell Pub..
    The regress problem and foundationalism -- Externalist accounts of justification -- In search of coherentism -- Back to foundationalism -- The conceptualization of sensory experience and the problem of the external world -- Knowledge and justification -- Does knowledge have foundation -- Skepticism and the internal/external divide -- A virtue epistemology -- Reply to Sosa -- Reply to Bonjour.
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  21. Emmett Barcalow, Richard H. Bell, David Bloor, Laurence BonJour, Catherine Chalier, Peter W. Cookson Jr, Kristina Berger, Wesley Cooper, Frank Cunningham & Christopher Falzon (2002). Books for Review and for Listing Here Should Be Addressed to Emily Zakin, Review Editor, Department of Philosophy, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Teaching Philosophy 25 (3):287.
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  22. L. Bonjour (2002). Intemalism and Extemalism. In Paul K. Moser (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology. Oxford University Press. 234--263.
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  23. Laurence BonJour (2002). Internalism and Externalism. In Paul K. Moser (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology. Oxford University Press. 234--264.
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  24. Laurence Bonjour (2002). New Essays on the A Priori. Mind 111 (443):647-652.
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  25. Laurence Bonjour (2002). Review: New Essays on the a Priori. [REVIEW] Mind 111 (443):647-652.
  26. Laurence BonJour (2001). Michael DePaul and William Ramsey (Eds) Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and its Role in Philosophical Inquiry. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52 (1):151-158.
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  27. Laurence Bonjour (2001). Précis of in Defense of Pure Reason. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 63 (3):625–631.
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  28. Laurence Bonjour (2001). Replies. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 63 (3):673–698.
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  29. Laurence Bonjour (2001). Review: Précis of In Defense of Pure Reason. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 63 (3):625 - 631.
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  30. Laurence Bonjour (2001). Replies. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 63 (3):673-698.
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  31. Laurence BonJour (2001). The Indispensability of Internalism. Philosophical Topics 29 (1/2):47-65.
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  32. Laurence BonJour (2000). Four Theses Concerning a Priori Justification. The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 5:13-20.
    In my book In Defense of Pure Reason, I offer an extended defense of the idea of a priori justification and, more specifically, of a rationalist conception of such justification: one according to which rational insight or intuition provides genuine justification for claims that need not be merely definitional or tautological in character. In the relatively brief space available to me on the present occasion, I want to present and defend, necessarily in rather broad strokes, four of the most central (...)
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  33. Laurence Bonjour (2000). Evan Fales, a Defense of the Given (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1996). Noûs 34 (3):468–480.
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  34. Laurence BonJour (2000). The Elements of Coherentism. In Sven Bernecker & Fred I. Dretske (eds.), Knowledge: Readings in Contemporary Epistemology. Oup Oxford.
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  35. Richard Fumerton, Laurence Bonjour, John L. Pollock & Alvin Plantinga (2000). Resurrecting Old-Fashioned Foundationalism. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  36. Alvin Goldman, Ernest Sosa, Hilary Kornblith, John Greco, Jonathan Dancy, Laurence Bonjour, Linda Zagrebsky, Julia Driver, James Montmarquet, Chirstopher Hookway, Ricard Paul, Guy Axtell & Casey Swank (2000). Knowledge, Belief, and Character: Readings in Contemporary Virtue Epistemology. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  37. Laurence BonJour (1999). Foundationalism and the External World. Philosophical Perspectives 13 (s13):229-249.
    Outlines a tenable version of a traditional foundationalist account\nof empirical justification and its implications for the justification\nof beliefs about physical or material objects. Presupposing the acceptability\nof other beliefs about physical objects; Concept of a basic belief;\nMetabeliefs about one's own occurrent beliefs; Beliefs about sensory\nexperience.
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  38. Laurence BonJour (1999). The Dialectic of Foundationalism and Coherentism. In John Greco & Ernest Sosa (eds.), The Blackwell Guide to Epistemology. Malden, Ma: Blackwell. 117-144.
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  39. Laurence BonJour (1998). In Defense of Pure Reason. Cambridge University Press.
    A comprehensive defence of the rationalist view that insight independent of experience is a genuine basis for knowledge.
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  40. Laurence Bonjour (1998). 13 The Elements of Coherentism. In Alcoff Linda (ed.), Epistemology: The Big Questions. Blackwell. 210.
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  41. L. BonJour (1997). Haack on Experience and Justification. Synthese 112 (1):13-23.
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  42. Laurence Bonjour (1997). Haack on Justification and Experience. Synthese 112 (1):13-23.
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  43. Laurence Bonjour (1995). Sosa on Knowledge, Justification, and Aptness. Philosophical Studies 78 (3):207--220.
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  44. Laurence Bonjour (1995). Toward a Moderate Rationalism. Philosophical Topics 23 (1):47-78.
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  45. Laurence BonJour & Robert Audi (1995). A Priori. In Audi Robert (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
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  46. Laurence BonJour (1994). Fumerton on Coherence Theories. Journal of Philosophical Research 19:103-108.
    I argue that while Fumerton’s criticisms of pure coherence theories of truth are both important and extremely cogent, their application both to the main historical views usually identified as coherence theories of truth, viz. the views of the absolute idealists, and to contemporary anti-realism is more problematic. In addition, while Fumerton is again undeniably correct in his objection to pure coherence theories of justification, an impure coherence theory of justification may still be defensible.
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  47. Laurence Bonjour (1994). Against Naturalized Epistemology. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 19 (1):283-300.
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  48. Laurence Bonjour (1992). A Rationalist Manifesto. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 22 (sup1):53-88.
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  49. Laurence Bonjour (1991). Empirical Knowledge, by Alan Goldman. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (3):707-710.
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  50. Laurence BonJour (1991). Is Thought a Symbolic Process? Synthese 89 (3):331-52.
  51. L. Bonjour (1990). Apriority and Metajustification in BonJour Structure of Empirical Knowledge-Reply. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 50 (4):779-782.
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  52. Laurence Bonjour (1990). Reply to Solomon. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 50 (4):779-782.
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  53. Laurence Bonjour (1989). Reply to Steup. Philosophical Studies 55 (1):57 - 63.
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  54. Laurence BonJour (1988). Reply to Moser. Analysis 48 (4):164 - 165.
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  55. Laurence BonJour (1987). Nozick, Externalism, and Skepticism. In Luper-Foy Steven (ed.), The Possibility of Knowledge: Nozick and His Critics. Rowman & Littlefield.
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  56. Laurence Bonjour (1986). A Reconsideration of the Problem of Induction. Philosophical Topics 14 (1):93-124.
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  57. Laurence BonJour (1986). Reply to Christlieb. Southern Journal of Philosophy 24 (3):415-429.
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  58. Laurence BonJour (1985). Paul Ziff, Epistemic Analysis: A Coherence Theory of Knowledge Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 5 (9):410-412.
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  59. Laurence BonJour (1985). The Structure of Empirical Knowledge. Harvard University Press.
    1 Knowledge and Justification This book is an investigation of one central problem which arises in the attempt to give a philosophical account of empirical ...
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  60. Laurence Bonjour (1984). Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge. Teaching Philosophy 7 (1):64-66.
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  61. Laurence Bonjour (1980). Externalist Theories of Empirical Knowledge. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 5 (1):53-73.
    One of the many problems that would have t o be solved by a satisfactory theory of empirical knowledge, perhaps the most central is a general structural problem which I shall call the epistemic regress problem: the problem of how to avoid an in- finite and presumably vicious regress of justification in ones account of the justifica- tion of empirical beliefs. Foundationalist theories of empirical knowledge, as we shall see further below, attempt t o avoid the regress by locating a (...)
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  62. Can Empirical Knowledge Have A. Foundation & Laurence Bonjour (1978). Current Periodical Articles. American Philosophical Quarterly 15 (1).
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  63. Laurence BonJour (1978). Can Empirical Knowledge Have a Foundation? American Philosophical Quarterly 15 (1):1-14.
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  64. Laurence BonJour (1977). The Philosophy of Law. Teaching Philosophy 2 (3/4):325-328.
  65. Laurence BonJour (1976). Deeterminism, Libertarianism, and Agent Causation. Southern Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):145-56.
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  66. Laurence Bonjour (1976). Rescher's Idealistic Pragmatism. Review of Metaphysics 29 (4):702 - 726.
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  67. Laurence Bonjour (1976). The Coherence Theory of Empirical Knowledge. Philosophical Studies 30 (5):281 - 312.
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  68. Laurence BonJour, Analytic Philosophy and the Nature of Thought.
    In this paper, I will discuss three arguments which have been advanced by three of the most important recent analytic philosophers: Willard Van Orman Quine, Hilary Putnam, and Michael Dummett. Each argument is central to the views of the philosopher in question, and each leads to sweeping and, to my mind, highly implausible conclusions concerning the content of our thoughts about the world. The philosophers in question claim, of course, that these implications should be accepted, but few others have been (...)
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