Patrick Bondy

Patrick BondyMr. Bondy completed his MA at the University of Windsor in August 2008. He completed his Ph.D. in Philosophy at McMaster University in August 2012.  His dissertation, A Philosophical Examination of the Instrumental Conception of the Epistemic Rationality of Human Doxastic States. He is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University from 2013 to 2015. Bondy‚Äôs position is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Dr. Bondy will be joining the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh in the summer of 2015, as a Visiting Research Fellow. He organized a workshop at Cornell on the Ethics of Belief in November 2014, and is currently guest editing a special issue of Logos and Episteme on that same topic. He has six journal articles either published or forthcoming, in Informal Logic, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Episteme, Logos and Episteme, and Philosophia, and he has presented his research at more than twenty venues in Canada, the United States, and the UK and Europe. He has also won the essay prize of the Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking (AILACT) twice: once in 2014, with a paper titled "Virtues, Evidence, and Ad Hominem Arguments," and once in 2009, when he was co-recipient of the prize, with a paper titled "Truth and Argument Evaluation."