James Griffin (philosopher)
|Born||James Patrick Griffin
8 July 1933
|Alma mater||St Antony's College, Oxford|
|Institutions||University of Oxford|
Griffin was educated at Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut before studying at Yale University, obtaining a BA in 1955. He was then a Rhodes Scholar at Corpus Christi College, Oxford (1955–58), then a Senior Scholar at St Antony's College, Oxford (1958–60), obtaining his doctorate in 1960.
After lecturing at Christ Church, Oxford from 1960 to 1966, he was appointed a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford in 1966, a position he held until 1996. He was then appointed White's Professor of Moral Philosophy at Oxford, becoming a Fellow of Corpus Christi College; he was appointed an Honorary Fellow of Keble in 1996, and is now also an Emeritus Fellow of Corpus Christi.
In 2000 Griffin became Distinguished Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University and in 2002 Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics in Australia in Canberra.
His publications include:
- Griffin, James (1964). Wittgenstein’s logical atomism. Oxford, Oxfordshire: Clarendon Press. OCLC 525515.
- Griffin, James; Nelson, Hank (1979). Papua New Guinea: a political history. Richmond, Australia: Heinemann Educational Australia. ISBN 9780858591974.
- Griffin, James (1986). Well-being: its meaning, measurement, and moral importance. Oxford, Oxfordshire: Clarendon Press. ISBN 9780198248439.
- Griffin, James (1996). Value judgement: improving our ethical beliefs. Oxford New York: Clarendon Press Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198235538.
- Griffin, James (2008). On human rights. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9781435633452.
- Crisp, Roger; Hooker, Brad (2000). Well-being and morality : essays in honour of James Griffin. Oxford New York: Clarendon Press Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198235842.