Questions and Answers on Formal Philosophy

March 2006

“Questions and Answers on Formal Philosophy,” pages 97–104 in Masses of Formal Philosophy, edited by Vincent F. Hendricks and John Symonds, Automatic Press, 2006

My entry in a book of interviews of philosophers who work on the more formal side of the discipline. It gives an account of how I got into this area, what I think logic is good for – when it comes to philosophy – and where I think we should head.

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I’m Greg Restall, and this is my personal website. I am the Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, and the Director of the Arché Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology I like thinking about – and helping other people think about – logic and philosophy and the many different ways they can inform each other.


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