That's what I looked like one day with my wife in the countryside around Ithaca.
...I still look pretty much like that.

This year, I'm at Saint Mary's University, in Halifax, on a Limited Term Appointment as Assistant Professor, teaching Critical Thinking, Ethics and the Law, Theory of Knowledge, and Business Ethics.

Current Projects
Almost all philosophy is interesting, fun, and worthwhile! But I work mainly in contemporary analytic epistemology and informal logic.

My main project at the moment is a monograph (forthcoming, Routledge), entitled Epistemic Rationality and Epistemic Normativity. It assumes that epistemic reasons are evidential in character, and aims to answer two central questions: why are epistemic reasons evidential? And, what makes epistemic reasons normative? I offer a deflationary account of how kinds of reasons are distinguished, and of why epistemic reasons are evidential. And, although I reject the instrumental conception of the nature of epistemic reasons and rationality, I defend the instrumental normativity of epistemic reasons. And I do lots of other stuff too! The book is almost done, due out in early 2018.

Another project I have on the go at the moment is, with David Godden, the co-editing of a special issue of TOPOI on epistemological and argumentation-theoretic approaches to disagreement. This special issue will address disagreement between people who accept conflicting fundamental theoretical frameworks, as well as disagreement between epistemic peers, i.e. roughly, people who are equals in terms of intellectual ability and exposure to evidence.

And another project I am excited about is a volume of original essays (forthcoming, Routledge), entitled Well-Founded Belief: New Essays on the Epistemic Basing Relation, which I am co-editing with J. Adam Carter. The essays in this volume defend various analyses of the basing relation, and address the sorts of things which can be reasons upon which beliefs are based, and draw connections between the basing relation and a variety of other topics, such as skepticism, the analysis of knowledge, and the contingencies of our epistemic locations.

Contact me
You can email me at: patrbondy (at) I'm open to feedback on my work, as well as to proposals for collaborative projects. And to jokes! I like jokes.

Journal and Encyclopedia Articles - If you're super interested but don't have library access to them, I have pre-publication or pre-peer-reviewed copies of most of these up on my page. Or you can just email me.
forthcoming, with J. Adam Carter. "The Basing Relation and the Impossibility of the Debasing Demon." American Philosophical Quarterly.
2017. "The Epistemic Basing Relation." Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
2016. "Counterfactuals and Epistemic Basing Relations." Pacific Philosophical Quarterly. vol. 97, no. 4, pp. 542-569.
2016, with Duncan Pritchard. "Propositional Epistemic Luck, Epistemic Risk, and and Epistemic Justification." Synthese, Online First, doi:10.1007/s11229-016-1262-2.
2015. "Epistemic Deontologism and Strong Doxastic Voluntarism: A Defense." Dialogue. vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 747-768.
2015. "Introduction." Logos & Episteme, Special Issue: The Ethics of Belief. vol. 6, no.4, pp.397-404.
2015. "Epistemic Value." Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
2015. "Virtues, Evidence, and Ad Hominem Arguments." Informal Logic. vol.35, no.4, pp.450-466.
2015, with Dustin Olson. "Getting Off the Wheel." Metaphilosophy.vol.46, nos.4-5, pp.620-637..
2014. "Epistemic Circularity, Reliabilism, and Transmission Failure." Episteme. vol.11, no.3, pp.335-348.
2013. "How to Understand and Solve the Lottery Paradox." Logos and Episteme. vol.4, no.3, pp.283-292.
2013. “Intensionality and Epistemic Justification.Philosophia. vol.20, no.2, pp.463-475.
2010. “Argumentative Injustice.Informal Logic. vol.30, no.3, pp.263-278. Special Issue: Reasoning for Change.
2010. “Truth and Argument Evaluation. Informal Logic. vol.30, no.2, pp.142-158.