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  1. Paul Boghossian (2014). Reply to Otero's “Boghossian's Inference Argument Against Content Externalism Reversed”. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 89 (1):182-184.
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  2. Paul Boghossian (2012). Inferentialism and the Epistemology of Logic: Reflections on Casalegno and Williamson. Dialectica 66 (2):221-236.
    I defend an inferential account of the logical constants against objections made to it by Paolo Casalegno and Timothy Williamson.
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  3. Paul Boghossian (2012). Reply to Amini and Caldwell, Boghossians Refutation of Relativism. International Journal for the Study of Skepticism 2 (1):45-49.
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  4. Paul Boghossian (2012). What is Inference? Philosophical Studies (1):1-18.
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  5. Paul A. Boghossian (2012). Blind Rule-Following. In Crispin Wright & Annalisa Coliva (eds.), Mind, Meaning, and Knowledge: Themes From the Philosophy of Crispin Wright. Oxford University Press.
     
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  6. Paul Boghossian (2011). O Labirinto Do Relativismo Moral. Revista Inquietude 2 (2):238-245.
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  7. Paul Boghossian (2011). Three Kinds of Relativism. In Steven Hales (ed.), A Companion to Relativism. Blackwell.
    The paper looks at three big ideas that have been associated with the term “relativism.” The first maintains that some property has a higher-degree than might have been thought. The second that the judgments in a particular domain of discourse are capable only of relative truth and not of absolute truth (an idea that is sometimes associated with the idea of “faultless disagreement.”) And the third, which I dub with the oxymoronic label “absolutist relativism,” seeks to locate relativism in our (...)
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  8. Paul Boghossian (2011). The Maze of Moral Relativism. The New York Times.
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  9. Paul Boghossian (2011). The Transparency of Mental Content Revisited. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 155 (3):457-465.
    The transparency of mental content revisited Content Type Journal Article DOI 10.1007/s11098-010-9611-3 Authors Paul Boghossian, Department of Philosophy, New York University (NYU), 5 Washington Place, New York, 10003 USA Journal Philosophical Studies Online ISSN 1573-0883 Print ISSN 0031-8116.
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  10. Paul Boghossian (2011). Williamson on the A Priori and the Analytic. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 82 (2):488-497.
  11. Paul Boghossian (2010). Epistemic Relativism Defended. In Alvin I. Goldman & Dennis Whitcomb (eds.), Social Epistemology: Essential Readings. Oxford University Press.
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  12. Paul Boghossian (2010). Our Grasp of the Concept of Truth: Reflections on Künne. Dialectica 64 (4):553-563.
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  13. Paul Boghossian (2010). Review of Mark Richard, When Truth Gives Out. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (5).
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  14. Paul Boghossian (2010). Truth in Virtue of Meaning. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 89 (2):370 - 374.
    Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Volume 89, Issue 2, Page 370-374, June 2011.
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  15. Paul Boghossian (2010). The Perception of Music: Comments on Peacocke. British Journal of Aesthetics 50 (1):71-76.
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  16. Paul Boghossian (2009). Virtuous Intuitions: Comments on Lecture 3 of Ernest Sosa's a Virtue Epistemology. Philosophical Studies 144 (1):111--119.
    Abstract I agree with Sosa that intuitions are best thought of as attractions to believe a certain proposition merely on the basis of understanding it. However, I don’t think it is constitutive of them that they supply strictly foundational justification for the propositions they justify, though I do believe that it is important that the intuition of a suitable subject be thought of as a prima facie justification for his intuitive judgment, independently of the reliability of his underlying capacities. I (...)
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  17. Paul Boghossian (2008). Précis of Fear of Knowledge. Philosophical Studies 141 (3):377 - 378.
    Fear of Knowledge was in many ways an exercise in foolhardiness. It was to be a short book, accessible to the general reader, that would treat some of the trickiest issues in the foundations theory of knowledge, but that would nevertheless not seriously shortchange the subtleties that they involve. Someone should have warned me.
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  18. Paul Boghossian (2008). Review: Replies to Wright, MacFarlane and Sosa. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 141 (3):409 - 432.
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  19. Paul Boghossian (2008). Replies to Wright, MacFarlane and Sosa. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 141 (3):409-432.
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  20. Paul Boghossian (2008). Epistemic Rules. Journal of Philosophy 105 (9):472-500.
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  21. Paul Boghossian (2008). Epistemic Rules. Journal of Philosophy 105 (9):472-500.
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  22. Paul A. Boghossian (2008). Content and Justification: Philosophical Papers. OUP Oxford.
    Content and Justification presents a series of essays by Paul Boghossian on the theory of content and on its relation to the phenomenon of a priori knowledge. -/- Part one comprises essays on the nature of rule-following and its relation to the problem of mental content; on the intelligibility of eliminativist views of the mental; on the prospects for a naturalistic reduction of mental content; and on the currently influential view that meaning is a normative notion. -/- Part two includes (...)
     
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  23. Paul Boghossian (2007). Explaining Musical Experience. In Kathleen Stock (ed.), Philosophers on Music: Experience, Meaning, and Work. Oxford University Press.
    1. I start with the observation that we often respond to a musical performance with emotion -- even if it is just the performance of a piece of absolute music, unaccompanied by text, title or programme. We can be exhilarated after a Rossini overture brought off with subtlety and panache; somber and melancholy after Furtlanger’s performance of the slow movement of the Eroica. And so forth. These emotions feel like the real thing to me – or anyway very close to (...)
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  24. Paul Boghossian (2007). Music and the Emotions. In Kathleen Stock (ed.), Philosophers on Music: Experience, Meaning, and Work. Oxford University Press. 117.
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  25. Paul Boghossian (2006). What is Relativism? In Patrick Greenough & Michael Lynch (eds.), Truth and Relativism. Clarendon Press. 13--37.
    Many philosophers, however, have been tempted to be relativists about specific domains of discourse, especially about those domains that have a normative character. Gilbert Harman, for example, has defended a relativistic view of morality, Richard Rorty a relativistic view of epistemic justification, and Crispin Wright a relativistic view of judgments of taste.¹ But what exactly is it to be a relativist about a given domain of discourse?
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  26. Paul Boghossian, Is Meaning Normative?
    in Christian Nimtz and Ansgar Beckermann (eds.): Philosophy - Science - Scientific Philosophy. Main Lectures and Colloquia of GAP.5, Fifth International Congress of the Society for Analytical Philosophy, Bielefeld, 2003, Mentis, 2005.
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  27. Paul A. Boghossian (2005). Rules, Meaning and Intention – Discussion. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 124 (2):185 - 197.
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  28. P. Boghossian (2003). Contents and Norms. Philosophical Issues 13:31-45.
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  29. Paul Boghossian (2003). Blind Reasoning. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 77 (1):225–248.
    The paper asks under what conditions deductive reasoning transmits justification from its premises to its conclusion. It argues that both standard externalist and standard internalist accounts of this phenomenon fail. The nature of this failure is taken to indicate the way forward: basic forms of deductive reasoning must justify by being instances of ‘blind but blameless’ reasoning. Finally, the paper explores the suggestion that an inferentialist account of the logical constants can help explain how such reasoning is possible.
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  30. Paul A. Boghossian (2003). Epistemic Analyticity: A Defense. Grazer Philosophische Studien 66 (1):15-35.
    The paper is a defense of the project of explaining the a priori via the notion of meaning or concept possession. It responds to certain objections that have been made to this project—in particular, that there can be no epistemically analytic sentences that are not also metaphysically analytic, and that the notion of implicit definition cannot explain a priori entitlement. The paper goes on to distinguish between two different ways in which facts about meaning might generate facts about entitlement—inferential and (...)
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  31. Paul A. Boghossian (2003). The Normativity of Content. Philosophical Issues 13 (1):31-45.
  32. Paul A. Boghossian (2002). On Hearing the Music in the Sound: Scruton on Musical Expression. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 60 (1):49–55.
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  33. Paul A. Boghossian (2002). Seeking the Real. Philosophical Studies 108 (1-2):223-38.
    A critical discussion of Barry Stroud's claim, in his book The Quest for Reality, that we could never rationally arrive at the conclusion that, for example, the world is not really colored.
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  34. Paul Boghossian (2001). How Are Objective Epistemic Reasons Possible? Philosophical Studies 106 (1-2):340-380.
    in Philosophical Studies, Dec 2001, pp. 340-380.
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  35. Paul Boghossian (2001). Inference and Insight. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 63 (3):633–640.
  36. Paul Boghossian (2001). The Gospel of Relaxation. The New Republic.
    Pragmatism is America’s distinctive contribution to the history of philosophical thought, though there has always been some dispute about exactly what doctrine it is supposed to name. The philosopher and psychologist William James, in a lecture given at Berkeley in 1898, attributed the view to..
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  37. Paul Boghossian (2001). What is Social Construction? TLS.
    The core idea seems clear enough. To say of something that it is socially constructed is to emphasize its dependence on contingent aspects of our social selves. It is to say: This thing could not have existed had we not built it; and we need not have built it at all, at least not in its present form. Had we been a different kind of society, had we had different needs, values, or interests, we might well have built a different (...)
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  38. Paul Boghossian (2000). Knowledge of Logic. In Paul Boghossian & Christopher Peacocke (eds.), New Essays on the A Priori.
     
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  39. Paul Boghossian (2000). The Problem Stated. In Paul Boghossian & Christopher Peacocke (eds.), New Essays on the a Priori. Oxford University Press. 229.
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  40. Paul Boghossian & Christopher Peacocke (eds.) (2000). New Essays on the A Priori. Oxford University Press.
    A stellar line-up of leading philosophers from around the world offer new treatments of a topic which has long been central to philosophical debate, and in ...
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  41. Paul Boghossian (1999). The Sokal Hoax. In Robert Klee (ed.), Scientific Inquiry: Readings in the Philosophy of Science. Oxford University Press.
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  42. Paul A. Boghossian (1998). Replies to Commentators. Philosophical Issues 9:253-260.
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  43. Paul A. Boghossian (1998). What the Externalist Can Know "a Priori". Philosophical Issues 9:197-211.
    Controversy continues to attach to the question whether an externalism about mental content is compatible with a traditional doctrine of privileged self-knowledge. By an externalism about mental content, I mean the view that what concepts our thoughts involve may depend not only on facts that are internal to us, but on facts about our environment. It is worth emphasizing, if only because it is still occasionally misperceived, that this thesis is supposed to apply at the level of sense and not (...)
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  44. Paul Boghossian (1997). ** O Que o Embuste de Sokal Nos Deve Ensinar: As Consequências Perniciosas E as Contradições Internas Do Relativismo “Pós-Moderno”. Disputatio:1-14.
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  45. Paul A. Boghossian (1997). What the Externalist Can Know A Priori. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 97 (2):161-75.
    Controversy continues to attach to the question whether an externalism about mental content is compatible with a traditional doctrine of privileged self-knowledge. By an externalism about mental content, I mean the view that what concepts our thoughts involve may depend not only on facts that are internal to us, but on facts about our environment. It is worth emphasizing, if only because it is still occasionally misperceived, that this thesis is supposed to apply at the level of sense and not (...)
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  46. Paul Boghossian (1996). What the Sokal Hoax Ought to Teach Us. Times Literary Supplement.
    In the autumn of 1994, New York University theoretical physicist, Alan Sokal, submitted an essay to Social Text , the leading journal in the field of cultural studies. Entitled Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity ," it purported to be a scholarly article about the "postmodern" philosophical and political implications of twentieth century physical theories. However, as the author himself later revealed in the journal Lingua Franca, his essay was merely a farrago of deliberately concocted solecisms, (...)
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  47. Paul A. Boghossian (1994). Analyticity and Conceptual Truth. Philosophical Issues 5:117-131.
  48. Paul A. Boghossian (1994). Inferential-Role Semantics and the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction. Philosophical Studies 73 (2-3):109-122.
    This is a critical discussion of Jerry Fodor and Ernie Lepore's "Holism". The paper questions the existence of a slippery slope from some inferential liaisons are constitutive of meaning' to all inferential liaisons are constitutive of meaning'. "Interalia", it defends the existence of an analytic/synthetic distinction.
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  49. Paul A. Boghossian (1994). Review: Sense, Reference and Rule-Following. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 54 (1):139 - 144.
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  50. Paul A. Boghossian (1994). The Transparency of Mental Content. Philosophical Perspectives 8:33-50.
    Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of JSTOR's Terms and Conditions of Use, available at http://www.jstor.org/about/terms.html. JSTOR's Terms and Conditions of Use provides, in part, that unless you have obtained prior permission, you may not download an entire issue of a journal or multiple copies of articles, and you may use content in the JSTOR archive only for your personal, non-commercial use.
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  51. Paul A. Boghossian (1993). Cognitive Science and the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction: Comments on Horwich. Philosophical Issues 3:135-142.
  52. Paul A. Boghossian (1993). Does an Inferential Role Semantics Rest Upon a Mistake? Mind and Language 8 (1):27-40.
  53. Paul A. Boghossian (1993). Sense, Reference and Rule-Following. [REVIEW] Philosophical Issues 4 (1):135-141.
    This is a critical discussion of Jerrold Katz's "The\nMetaphysics of Meaning". The essay raises some questions\nabout exactly how Katz's new intensionalism' is to be\nunderstood, and about its plausibility. It also questions\nthe views ability to solve the outstanding problems in the\nphilosophy of mind and language.
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  54. Paul A. Boghossian (1992). Externalism and Inference. Philosophical Issues 2:11-28.
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  55. Paul A. Boghossian (1992). Reply to Schiffer. Philosophical Issues 2:39-42.
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  56. Paul A. Boghossian (1991). Naturalizing Content. In Barry M. Loewer & Georges Rey (eds.), Meaning in Mind: Fodor and His Critics. Blackwell.
     
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  57. Paul A. Boghossian & J. David Velleman (1991). Physicalist Theories of Color. Philosophical Review 100 (January):67-106.
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  58. Paul A. Boghossian (1990). The Status of Content. Philosophical Review 99 (2):157-84.
    A n irrealist conception of a given region of discourse is the view that no real properties answer to the central predicates of the region in question. Any such conception emerges, invariably, as the result of the interaction of two forces. An account of the meaning of the central predicates, along with a conception of the sorts of property the world may contain, conspire to show that, if the predicates of the region are taken to express properties, their extensions would (...)
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  59. Paul A. Boghossian (1990). The Status of Content Revisited. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 71 (December):264-278.
     
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  60. Paul Boghossian (1989). Content and Self-Knowledge. Philosophical Topics 17 (1):5-26.
    This paper argues that, given a certain apparently inevitable thesis about content, we could not know our own minds. The thesis is that the content of a thought is determined by its relational properties.
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  61. Paul Boghossian (1989). Content and Self-Knowledge. In Christopher S. Hill (ed.), Philosophy of Mind. University of Arkansas Press. 5--26.
    This paper argues that, given a certain apparently inevitable thesis about content, we could not know our own minds. The thesis is that the content of a thought is determined by its relational properties.
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  62. Paul A. Boghossian (1989). Content and Self-Knowledge in Philosophy of Mind. Philosophical Topics 17 (1):5-26.
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  63. Paul A. Boghossian (1989). The Rule-Following Considerations. Mind 98 (392):507-49.
    I. Recent years have witnessed a great resurgence of interest in the writings of the later Wittgenstein, especially with those passages roughly, Philosophical Investigations p)I 38 — 242 and Remarks on the Foundations of mathematics, section VI that are concerned with the topic of rules. Much of the credit for all this excitement, unparalleled since the heyday of Wittgenstein scholarship in the early IIJ6os, must go to Saul Kripke's I4rittgenstein on Rules and Private Language. It is easy to explain why. (...)
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  64. Paul A. Boghossian & J. David Velleman (1989). Color as a Secondary Quality. Mind 98 (January):81-103.
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  65. Paul Boghossian, Does Philosophy Matter? -- It Would Appear So. A Reply to Fish.
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