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Graham Priest
Position: Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: MA, Cambridge; MSc, London; Ph.D., London School of Economics; Litt.D., Melbourne

Research Interests

  • Philosophical Logic
  • Philosophies of Mathematics and Language
  • Metaphysics
  • History of Philosophy (East and West)
  • Buddhist Philosophy
  • Socio-Political Philosophy

Courses Recently Taught

  • Ideology & Propaganda (2018)
  • Anarchism (2017)
  • Vagueness (2016)
  • Proseminar (Fall 2015)
  • Issues in Buddhist Philosophy (Spring 2014)

Recent Books

The Fifth Corner of Four: Buddhist Philosophy and the Catuṣkoṭi, Oxford University Press, 2018.

Ricki Bliss and Graham Priest (eds.), Reality and its Structure: Essays in Fundamentality, Oxford University Press, 2018.

Logic: a Very Short Introduction, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, 2017.

Towards Non-Being: the Semantics and Metaphysics of Intentionality, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, 2016.

One: Being an Investigation of the Unity of reality and of it Parts, including the Singular Object which is Nothingness, Oxford University Press, 2014.


Graham Priest is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Boyce Gibson Professor Emeritus at the University of Melbourne. He is known for his work on non-classical logic, metaphysics, the history of philosophy, and Buddhist philosophy.  He has published over 300 articles—in nearly every major philosophy and logic journal—and seven books—mostly with Oxford University Press. Further details can be found at: grahampriest.net.