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Graham Priest

British philosopher, born 1948

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Graham Priest is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. Priest received his undergraduate education at St. John’s College, Cambridge (UK) as well as the London School of Economics. He received a Doctor of Literature (DLitt) from the University of Melbourne. (A DLitt is an academic award roughly equivalent to a Ph.D.)

Priest holds a position known as dialetheism, the philosophical view that a statement can be both true and false. Dialetheism was inspired from certain paradoxes that arise in mathematical systems, as for instance with Gödel’s paradox. In this paradox, the age-old “Liar’s paradox” is put to use in mathematics; the Liar’s paradox involves the statement by a Cretan that “All Cretans are liars” when said by a Cretan (an ancient Greek paradox). Priest has developed a theory that takes both the statement and its negation as true. In general, he has written extensively on non-classical logics in his work in philosophy.

Priest is has been President of the Australasian Association for Logic, as well as the Australasian Association of Philosophy, where he was Chair of Council for 13 years. He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities in 1995.

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Graham Priest is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center, as well as a regular visitor at the University of Melbourne, where he was Boyce Gibson Professor of Philosophy and also at the University of St Andrews.

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Graduate Center, CUNY

Doctoral-granting institution of the City University of New York in New York City, US

University of Melbourne

Australian public university located in Melbourne, Victoria

University of Cambridge

Collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

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