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Advocacy on Sydney Road

19 March 2015

On the afternoon of Sunday March 1, Sydney Road in Brunswick was transformed by its annual Street Party. Over four blocks of this busy inner north thoroughfare was closed to trams and cars, lined by stalls, punctuated with live bands, and filled with crowds. Everyone was sampling wares, eating, drinking and soaking in the atmosphere. It’s a distinctive slice of multicultural Brunswick life, and an opportunity for everyone to get out and sample that Brunswick experience in all its variety.

Live music at the Sydney Road Street Party
Live music at the Sydney Road Street Party

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Just today, I stumbled across a video of an interview with me from 2013, explaining our thinking behind teaching introductory logic on Coursera, and the connections between this and classroom teaching. Come for the ideas, stay for the crazy hand gestures.

I’m delighted to finally announce that I have a job to offer on my five year ARC funded research project in philosophical logic and its applications, “Meaning in Action: new techniques for language, logic and information.” It’s a two year postdoctoral research position, with a little bit of teaching on the side. If you’re interested in philosophical logic, and would like to join the logic group at Melbourne, this is the job for you.

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Academic Genealogy

28 February 2015

I have known about the Mathematical Genealogy Project for quite some time, but, prompted by Richard Zach I notice two new and wonderful things.

First, David Alber has produced in Geneagrapher a neat tool to download genealogy data and save a .dot file, which can be read by Graphviz and displayed as a directed graph.

Here’s a detail from my genealogy. (This image is a link to a pdf file of the entire thing.)

Greg Restall's Academic Genealogy
Some of my genealogy

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Classes in Semester One

25 February 2015

The Power and Limits of Logic
The Power and Limits of Logic

Teaching started for first semester, with the launch of Logic: Language and Information 1 on Coursera. That’s been a lot of fun already, with over 17,000 enrolled. There’s something very exciting about being involved with a large number of students all around the world, choosing to work hard to learn logic for the first time.

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Recent Writing

  • “Assertion, Denial, Accepting, Rejecting, Symmetry and Paradox,” to appear in Foundations of Logical Consequence, edited by Colin R. Caret and Ole T. Hjortland, Oxford University Press, 2015 Abstract  pdf
  • “Normal Proofs, Cut Free Derivations and Structural Rules,” Studia Logica 102:6 (2014) 1143–1166. Abstract  pdf
  • “Pluralism and Proofs,” Erkenntnis 79:2 (2014) 279–291. Abstract  pdf
  • “Assertion, Denial and Non-Classical Theories,” pp. 81–99 in Paraconsistency: Logic and Applications, edited by Koji Tanaka, Francesco Berto, Edwin Mares and Francesco Paoli, 2013. Abstract  pdf
  • Special Issue of the Logic Journal of the IGPL on Non-Classical Mathematics, Volume 21, issue 1, 2013. Abstract  pdf

Recent & Upcoming Presentations

Recent & Upcoming Classes


I’m Greg Restall, and this is my personal website. I teach philosophy and logic as Professor of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. ¶ Start at the home page of this site—a compendium of recent additions around here—and go from there to learn more about who I am and what I do. ¶ This is my personal site on the web. Nothing here is in any way endorsed by the University of Melbourne.



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