Daniel Bonevac

University of Texas at Austin


Daniel Bonevac is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also Co-founder and Principle Advocate of BriefLogic. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, majored in philosophy at Haverford College, and got his MA and PhD in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh, working primarily with Wilfrid Sellars, Gerald Massey, and Carl Hempel.

Professor Bonevac's research focuses on the intersection of metaphysics, philosophical logic, and ethics. His first book, Reduction in the Abstract Sciences, received the Johnsonian Prize from The Journal of Philosophy. He has written four other books-- Deduction, The Art and Science of Logic, Simple Logic, and Worldly Wisdom-- and edited or co-edited four others-- Today's Moral Issues, Beyond the Western Tradition, Understanding Non-Western Philosophy, and Introduction to World Philosophy (the last three with Stephen Phillips).


Daniel Bonevac

Professor of Philosophy

On this site you’ll find descriptions of Professor Bonevac’s books, web sites for his textbooks currently in print, copies of articles he’s written, and links to web sites for courses he’s taught at the University of Texas at Austin. You can also download his curriculum vitae.

Check out his YouTube channel, which contains lectures given in his Ideas of the Twentieth Century course on campus. The online version of the course is offered through EdX.