Graham Priest

Graham Priest


region = Western Philosophy
era = Contemporary philosophy,
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name = Graham Priest
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school_tradition = Analytic philosophy
main_interests = Logic
notable_ideas = Dialetheism

Graham Priest [ [ Graham Priest's homepage] ] (born 1948, London) is Boyce Gibson Professor of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne and a regular visitor at St. Andrews University. Starting in September 2009, he will take up an appointment as Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. [ [ The CUNY Graduate Center's Ph.D./M.A. Program in Philosophy] ] He was educated at the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics.


He is known for his bold defense of dialetheism, his in-depth analyses of the semantic paradoxes, and his many writings related to paraconsistent and other non-classical logics.

Priest, a long-time resident of Australia, is the author of numerous books, and has published articles in nearly every major philosophical and logical journal. He was a frequent collaborator with the late Richard Sylvan, a fellow proponent of dialetheism and paraconsistent logic.

elected works


* "An Introduction to Non-Classical Logic". 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, 2008 (originally published 2001). ISBN 9780521670265
* "Doubt Truth to Be a Liar". Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN 0-19-926328-0
* "In Contradiction: A Study of the Transconsistent". 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2006 (originally published 1987). ISBN 0-19-926330-2
* "Towards Non-Being: The Logic and Metaphysics of Intentionality". Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-19-926254-3
* "Beyond the Limits of Thought". 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2003 (originally published 1995). ISBN 0-19-924421-9
* "Logic: A Very Short Introduction". Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 0-19-289320-3


* [ What is so bad about contradictions?] "Journal of Philosophy", 1998.
* [,11,31;journal,131,151;linkingpublicationresults,1:100295,1 The logic of paradox] "Journal of Philosophical Logic", 1979, vol. 8, pp. 219-41.
* "Truth and contradiction," "Philosophical Quarterly", July 2000, vol. 50, no. 200.


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