- BA, Honors in Philosophy, Wheaton College (summa cum laude)
- MA, Philosophy, Northern Illinois University (named outstanding graduate student in philosophy)
Griffin studies the history of 20th-century philosophy, especially pragmatist approaches to meaning and justification. His dissertation explicates and evaluates broadly Peircean, objectivity-oriented forms of classical and neo-pragmatism, examining the interplay between their anti-skeptical, anti-metaphysical character and the emphasis they place on the external world’s constraining our thinking. He is also interested in pragmatist approaches to substantive philosophical questions (e.g., in epistemology, metaethics, and the philosophy of religion), as well as in phenomenology (especially Arendt and Levinas). He has broad teaching interests, with teaching experience in epistemology, moral & political philosophy, the philosophy of religion, and the history of philosophy.
20th-Century Continental Philosophy, Epistemology, History of Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Pragmatism
- 2018. “Sellars’ Metaethical Quasi-Realism.” Synthese. <https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-1804-x>. (Print version forthcoming.)
- 2017. “Prospects for an Objective Pragmatism: Frank Ramsey on Truth, Meaning, and Justification.” In Sami Pihlström (ed.), Pragmatism and Objectivity (Routledge).