Jc Beall

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Jc Beall

Jc Beall

Professor of Philosophy

Humanities, Sandy Bay Campus

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Career Summary and Professional Activity

After beginning his career at UTAS, and a brief stint at Wellington, Jc took up a post at the University of Connecticut (UConn) in Storrs CT USA, where he is now a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Logic. In 2015, Jc's longtime dream of returning to UTAS came true, when he took up a Professorship in philosophy in the School of Humanities. In addition to his work at UTAS and UConn, Jc is an Associate Research Fellow at the AHRC Arche Centre at the University of St Andrews. Jc was also the founding director of the UConn Logic Group (, which is a highly interdisciplinary group of mathematicians, philosophers, linguists, and other disciplines (including legal studies). Other regular collaborative research activities involve Germany (Berlin, Munich), Scotland (St Andrews), New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin), Brazil (UniCamp), and various institutions in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney). 

Research Interests

Jc's research is mostly in philosophical logic and the philosophy of logic, with direct connections to epistemology and metaphysics. A driving issue in Jc's work is the relationship between truth and logic, and in particular the demands on logic that truth imposes. 

A major project (in progress) is a sequel to Jc's /Spandrels of Truth/, which lays out reasons for rejecting much of the earlier book, and defends a new account of truth, paradox and logic, where the new account is on one hand more modest than the previous account(s) while on the other hand highly radical.

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Fields of Research

  • Logic (220308)
  • Philosophy (220399)
  • Epistemology (220304)
  • Quantity Surveying (120203)
  • History and Philosophy of Specific Fields (220299)
  • Philosophy of Language (220313)
  • Metaphysics (220309)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies (970122)
  • Construction (879999)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture (970120)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences (970101)


Total publications


Journal Article

(24 outputs)
2016Beall JC, 'Off-Topic: a new interpretation of Weak Kleene logic', Australasian Journal of Logic, 13, (6) Article 1. ISSN 1448-5052 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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2015Beall Jc, 'Trivializing sentences and the promise of semantic completeness', Analysis, 75, (4) pp. 573-584. ISSN 0003-2638 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/analys/anv079 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1


2014Beall Jc, 'End of Inclosure', Mind, 123, (491) pp. 829-849. ISSN 0026-4423 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mind/fzu075 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 3


2013Beall Jc, 'A Simple Approach Towards Recapturing Consistent Theories In Paraconsistent Settings', Review of Symbolic Logic, 6, (4) pp. 1-10. ISSN 1755-0203 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S1755020313000208 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3


2013Beall Jc, 'Free of Detachment: Logic, Rationality, and Gluts', Nous, 49, (2) pp. 410-423. ISSN 0029-4624 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/nous.12029 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9


2013Beall Jc, 'Two flavors of Curry's paradox', The Journal of Philosophy, 110, (3) pp. 143-165. ISSN 0022-362X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5840/jphil2013110336 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 34


2013Beall Jc, Forster T, Seligman J, 'A note on freedom from detachment in the Logic of Paradox', Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, 54, (1) pp. 15-20. (2013) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2013Beall Jc, 'LP+, K3+, FDE+, And Their Classical Collapse', Review of Symbolic Logic, 6, (4) pp. 742-754. ISSN 1755-0203 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S1755020313000142 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3


2012Beall Jc, 'Why Priest's reassurance is not reassuring', Analysis, 72, (3) pp. 517-525. ISSN 0003-2638 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/analys/ans069 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4


2012Beall Jc, 'Future Contradictions', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 90, (3) pp. 547-557. ISSN 0004-8402 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00048402.2011.608370 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2


2012Beall Jc, Brady R, Dunn JM, Hazen AP, Mares E, et al., 'On the Ternary Relation and Conditionality', Journal of Philosophical Logic, 41, (3) pp. 595-612. ISSN 0022-3611 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10992-011-9191-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 16


2011Beall J, 'Adding to Relevant Restricted Quantification', The Australasian Journal of Logic, 10 pp. 36-44. ISSN 1448-5052 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011Beall Jc, 'Multiple-conclusion LP and default classicality', Review of Symbolic Logic, 4, (2) pp. 326-336. ISSN 1755-0203 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S1755020311000074 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 15


2011Beall Jc, 'Dialetheists against Pinocchio', Analysis, 71, (4) pp. 689-691. ISSN 0003-2638 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2011Beall Jc, Priest G, Weber Z, 'Can u do that?', Analysis, 71, (2) pp. 280-285. ISSN 0003-2638 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2001Beall J, Colyvan M, 'Heaps of Gluts and Hyde-ing the Sorites', Mind, 110, (No 438, April 2001) pp. 401-408. ISSN 0026-4423 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mind/110.438.401 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Colyvan M


2001Beall J, Colyvan M, 'Looking for Contradictions', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 79, (No 4, December 2001) pp. 564-569. ISSN 0004-8402 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Colyvan M

2000Beall J, 'Is the Observable World Inconsistent?', The Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 78, (No 1) pp. 113-118. ISSN 0004-8402 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00048400012349391 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 5


2000Beall J, 'Fitch's Proof, Verificationism and the Knower Paradox', The Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 78, (No 2) pp. 241-247. ISSN 0004-8402 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00048400012349521 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 21


2000Beall J, 'On Mixed Inferences and Pluralism About Truth Predicates', The Philosophical Quarterly, 50, (No 200) pp. 380-382. ISSN 0031-8904 (2000) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2000Beall J, 'A Neglected Response to the Grim Result', Analysis, 60, (No 1) pp. 38-41. ISSN 0003-2638 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1467-8284.00200 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 5


2000Beall J, 'Minimalism, Gaps and the Holton Conditional', Analysis, 60, (No 4) pp. 340-351. ISSN 0003-2638 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1467-8284.00251 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2


1999Beall J, 'From Full Blooded Platonism to Really Full Blooded Platonism', Philosophia Mathematica, 7, (3) pp. 322-325. ISSN 0031-8019 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/philmat/7.3.322 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9


1999Beall J, 'Completing Sorenson's Menu: A Non-Modal Yabloesque Curry', Mind, 108, (432) pp. 737-739. ISSN 0026-4423 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mind/108.432.737 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6



(4 outputs)
2009Beall JC, 'Spandrels of Truth', Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, pp. 170. ISBN 978-0-19-926873-3 (2009) [Authored Research Book]

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2006Beall Jc, Reatall G, 'Logical Pluralism', Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, pp. 152. ISBN 978-0-19-928840-3 (2006) [Authored Research Book]

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2001Colyvan M, Beall J, 'An Introduction to Logic (2nd Ed)', Pyrrho Press, Hobart, pp. 104. ISBN 0-85901-917-9 (2001) [Revision/New Edition]

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Co-authors: Colyvan M

1999Colyvan M, Beall J, 'An Introduction to Logic', Pyrrho Press, Hobart, pp. 85. ISBN 0-85901-867-9 (1999) [Authored Other Book]

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Co-authors: Colyvan M

Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
2017Beall JC, 'Do inconsistent laws deliver gluts?', Law and the New Logics, Cambridge University Press, Glenn HP and Smith LD (ed), Cambridge, pp. 199-207. ISBN 9781107106956 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015Beall Jc, 'Non-Detachable Validity and Deflationism', Foundations of Logical Consequence, Oxford University Press, Colin RC and Hjortland OT (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 276-285. ISBN 9780198715696 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715696.001.0001 [eCite] [Details]


Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
2004Beall J, Bromberek Z, 'Implications of changing building codes for the tourism accommodation sector in Tasmania', Context of Architecture, 10 - 12 November 2004, Launceston, pp. 409 - 414. ISBN 1-86295-168-3 (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bromberek Z