George Boger, PhD Chair of Department of Philosophy; Professor of Philosophy
Office: Tower 710
George Boger, PhD received his graduate training at SUNY Buffalo and is chair of the Philosophy department at Canisius. He specializes in ancient philosophy (esp. Aristotle), Marxism, and the history of logic. He has often taught an Honors seminar on "The Philosophy of Human Rights."
Areas of specialization:
- Ancient Philosophy — natural law foundation of Plato’s & Aristotle’s moral & political philosophy, Protagoras, Hippocratic epistemology & early natural science
- 19th Century Philosophy & Marxism
- Logic & History of Logic — Aristotle’s ancient logic and philosophy of logic
- Environmental ethics & social justice
- Dialectical logic & epistemology - Hegelian logic & its materialist interpretation
- The notion of paradox & paradox in ancient philosophy
- Informal logic & fallacy theory — a formal foundation for fallacy theory
- The clash of two value systems — maximizing market utility vs. realizing personhood
- “Humanist principles underlying argumentation philosophy”. 2006.
Informal Logic 26:2, pp 149-174.
- “Subordinating truth — is acceptability acceptable?” 2005.Argumentation 19:187-238
- “Aristotle's Underlying Logic”. 2004. In Handbook of the History of Logicv 1, D. Gabbay & J. Woods (eds.) Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp101-246.
- “Aristotle on moral and social inequality”. 2000. In Political Equality and Justice in Aristotle and the Problems of Contemporary Society, D. N. Koutras (ed), Athens: Society for Aristotelian Studies, pp47-73.
- “The Logical Sense of ‘paradoxon’ in Aristotle’s Sophistical Refutations”. 1993. Ancient Philosophy 13:1, pp 55-78.