Dr Patrick Girard

Ph.D (Stanford)

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Senior Lecturer

Research | Current

  • Philosophical logic
  • Non-classical logic
  • Modal logic
  • Metaphysics

Teaching | Current

PHIL 101 Introduction to Logic

PHIL 216 Modal Logic

PHIL 328 Philosophy of Logic

Logical and Critical Thinking

Postgraduate supervision

Doctoral students

Manuel Lechthaler, "Composition and Identities"

Liang Zhen

Adam Dalgleish


Shaun White, "Extensions to the Gibbard Satterthwaite Theorem", 2016. 

Guillermo Badia, "The languages of relevant logic: A model-theoretic perspective", 2016. 

Masters students

Michael Hillas


David Lewis, "Open and shut: a defense of the ockhamist open future", 2016.


Paper “Everything Else Being Equal: A Modal Logic for Ceteris Paribus Preferences” selected for the 2009 Philosopher’s Annual, a selection of the 10 best published papers in philosophy in 2009.

CLeaR Teaching Fellow, 2016. 

Areas of expertise

  • Philosophical logic
  • Modal logic
  • Non-classical logic
  • Metaphysics

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Member of the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL) Education Committee
Member of the New Zealand Association of Philosophy (NZAP)
Member of the Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP)


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Girard, P., & Triplett, M. A. (2018). Prioritised ceteris paribus logic for counterfactual reasoning. Synthese, 195 (4), 1681-1703. 10.1007/s11229-016-1296-5
  • Weber, Z., Badia, G., & Girard, P. (2016). What Is an Inconsistent Truth Table?. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 94 (3), 533-548. 10.1080/00048402.2015.1093010
  • Girard, P., & Tanaka, K. (2016). Paraconsistent dynamics. Synthese, 193 (1), 1-14. 10.1007/s11229-015-0740-2
  • Girard, P., & Weber, Z. (2015). Bad worlds. Thought: a Journal of Philosophy, 4 (2), 93-101. 10.1002/tht3.162
  • Girard, P., Seligman, J. M., & Liu, F. (2012). General Dynamic Dynamic Logic. In T. Bolander, T. Brauner, S. Ghilardi, L. Moss (Eds.) Advances in modal logic, 9, 239-260. London, UK: College Publications. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jeremy Seligman
  • Girard, P. (2011). Flexibility in Ceteris Paribus Reasoning. Paper presented at 12th Asian Logic Conference, Wellington, New Zealand. 15 December - 20 December 2011.
  • Girard, P., Marion, M., & Roy, O. (2011). Dynamic Formal Epistemology. In P. Girard, O. Roy, M. Marion (Eds.) (pp. 1-+). SPRINGER. 10.1007/978-94-007-0074-1_1
  • Seligman, J. M., & Girard, P. (2011). Flexibility in Ceteris Paribus Reasoning. Australasian Journal of Logic, 10, 67-99. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/12906
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jeremy Seligman


Contact details

Primary office location

ARTS 1 - Bldg 206
Level 4, Room 447
New Zealand

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