Graham Priest

Graham Priest

Research Interests

  • Logic (especially non-classical logic); philosophy of logic; philosophy of mathematics; metaphysics; Buddhist philosophy; socio-political philosophy; philosophy of science; philosophy of language; history of philosophy (East and West)


  • MA, Cambridge
  • MSc, London
  • Ph.D., London School of Economics
  • Litt.D., Melbourne

Graham Priest is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Boyce Gibson Professor Emeritus at the University of Melbourne, and International Research Fellow at the Ruhr University of Bochum. 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 eight books—mostly with Oxford University Press. Further details can be found at:

Courses Recently Taught

  • Reading Wittgenstein and Heidegger (Spring 2021)
  • On What is Not (Fall 2020, with Achille Varzi)
  • Buddhism, Marxism, and Anarchism (Spring 2020)
  • Truth and the Paradoxes of Self-Reference (Fall 2019, with Hartry Field and Saul Kripke)
  • Ideology & Propaganda (Fall 2018)

Recent Books

  • Yasuo Deguchi, Jay Garfield, Graham Priest, and Robert Sharf, What cannot be Said: Paradox and Contradiction in East Asian Thought, Oxford University Press, 2021.
  • Graham Priest, 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.
  • Graham Priest, Logic: a Very Short Introduction, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Graham Priest, Towards Non-Being: the Semantics and Metaphysics of Intentionality, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Graham Priest, One: Being an Investigation of the Unity of reality and of it Parts, including the Singular Object which is Nothingness, Oxford University Press, 2014.