James Griffin (philosopher)

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James Griffin
Born James Patrick Griffin
(1933-07-08) 8 July 1933 (age 81)
Nationality Anglo-American
Alma mater St Antony's College, Oxford
Institutions University of Oxford

James Patrick Griffin (born 8 July 1933),[1] is an American-born philosopher, who was White's Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford from 1996 to 2000.

Education[edit]

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.[2]

Career[edit]

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.[2]

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.[2]

Selected bibliography[edit]

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. 

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Griffin, James, 1933-". Library of Congress. Retrieved 23 July 2014. "Phone call to pub., 10/15/86 (James Patrick Griffin; b. 7/8/33" 
  2. ^ a b c "Griffin, Prof. James Patrick". Who's Who 2009. Oxford University Press. December 2008. Retrieved 6 October 2009.