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Notes from a Pandemic

27 May 2020

I’ve been up to a few things during the pandemic. Quite a few things, it seems. Here are links to some of the traces you can find elsewhere on the internet. I wouldn’t say that I’ve become good at using Zoom, but I have been doing a heck of a lot of it. My three subjects for this semester moved online, and running seminars, workshops, classes over Zoom has become a part (only a part) of keeping the ship going.

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Teaching Logical Methods

14 November 2019

It’s been a big year. At the start of 2019, Shawn Standefer and I decided to throw all our cards in the air and upend the curriculum for the Level 2 logic unit in the philosophy program here at Melbourne. We wrote 200 pages of a draft textbook (while I really should have been finishing my other book). Shawn designed and implemented a whole raft of multiple choice practice questions, and we worked on a range of class activities to help our class of 60 students grapple with the material.

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Summer Reading 2018-2019

27 January 2019

This summer break, I set aside some time to turn off my devices, unplug from the internet, and read some honest-to-goodness books. Some I received from friends and family as Christmas or Birthday gifts (thanks, Sharon, Zac, Neil!), and some I had accumulated on my “to-read” pile waiting for just the right time. Here are some short reviews of my summer reading pile, in case you’d like to follow along.

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Philosophy in Public

28 October 2018

Last Wednesday, I went down to the studios at ABC Southbank, to be interviewed by Libbi Gorr for ABC Radio Melbourne’s Sunday program. As I made my way through the building, and settled into the little studio, I thought I heard a familiar voice, faintly in the distance. Libbi explained that this was Kevin Rudd (the former Prime Minister), who was being interviewed in the next room. Unlike the former PM, I wasn’t doing the rounds of media because I had a book to promote.

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If you’ve been following my travels, you’ll get some sense that this has been a busy year. I’ve done lots of writing on my book, and I’ve managed to give lots of talks, both in the US and in Argentina, as well as at home. I haven’t posted here for nearly a year–writing elsewhere has been a higher priority. However, this weekend, I’ve made a few changes to the website which means that I might post here a little more often.

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Recent Writing

  • “Geometric Models for Relevant Logics”, article in progress. Abstract  pdf
  • (with Shawn Standefer) “Collection Frames for Substructural Logics,” article in progress. Abstract  pdf
  • “Two Negations are More than One,” p. 455–468 in Graham Priest on Dialetheism and Paraconsistency, edited by Can Başkent, Thomas Macaulay Ferguson, Springer. Abstract  pdf
  • (with Francesco Berto) “Negation on the Australian Plan,” Journal of Philosophical Logic, 48:6 (2019), 1119–1144 Abstract  pdf
  • (with Shawn Standefer and Rohan French) “Proofs and Models in Naive Property Theory: A Response to Hartry Field's “Properties, Propositions and Conditionals”,” to appear in the Australasian Philosophical Review. Abstract  pdf

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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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