Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster: Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration

Dr. Amber Griffioen


2010 Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Iowa, Dissertation: „The Irrational Project: Toward a Different Understanding of Self-Deception“, Supervisors: Sarah Buss, Evan Fales; External Advisor: Dietrich Korsch

2002 B.A. (summa cum laude), St. Olaf College, Majors: Philosophy, Germany, Concentration: Linguistics

since 2013 Research Fellow, Margarete von Wrangell-Habilitationsprogramm für Frauen, Philosophy Department, University of Konstanz

2012–2013 Instructor for Philosophical Writing, Philosophy Department, University of Konstanz

2010–2012 Postdoctoral Researcher, Philosophy Department, University of Konstanz

2009–2010 Graduate Research Assistant and English Tutor for Scientific Writing, Philipps University of Marburg

2009 Graduate Research Assistant, Philosophy Department, University of Iowa

2007 Adjunct Professor, Mt. Mercy College

2004–2009 Graduate Teaching Assistant and Instructor, Philosophy Department, University of Iowa

2004 Graduate Research Assistant, Philosophy Department, University of Iowa

2002–2003 Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, Gymnasium Wolbeck (Münster)

1999–2002 Tutor and Teaching/Research Assistant, St. Olaf College

Research concentrations

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of Action
  • Philosophy of Sport

Function within the Center

Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz (October 2015–September 2016)

Research project „Faith Without Belief: Imagination, Experience, and the Religious Life“


Books Edited

With Dietrich Korsch (co-ed.), Interpreting Religion: The Impact of Friedrich Schleiermacher’s Reden über die Religion for Religious Studies and Theology (Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 2011)

Book Chapters

„Religious Experience without Belief? Faith, Imagination, and Religious Engagement“, in Interpreting Experience - Experiencing Interpretation: Im/Possibilities of a Hermeneutics of Religious Experience, ed. by Thomas Hardtke, Ulrich Schmiedel, und Tobias Tan (Leiden: Brill Publishing, forthcoming)

„Regaining the 'Lost Self': A Philosophical Analysis of Survivor's Guilt“, in Altered Self and Altered Self Experience, ed. by Alexander Gerner and Jorge Gonçalves (Books on Demand, 2014), 43-57

„Irrationality and 'Gut' Reasoning: Two Kinds of Truthiness“, in The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy: More Moments of Zen, More Indecision Theory, ed. by Jason Holt (Malden, MA: Walden-Blackwell 2013), 309-25.
[Original article: „Truthiness, Self-Deception, and Intuitive Knowledge“, in The Daily Show and Philosophy: Moments of Zen in the Art of Fake News, ed. by Jason Holt (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing 2007), 227-39]
With Dietrich Korsch (co-author), Introduction, in Korsch and Griffioen (cf. above, 2011), VII-XVI

Journal Articles

„Why Jim Joyce Wasn’t Wrong: Baseball and the Euthyphro Dilemma“, Journal for the Philosophy of Sport (forthcoming 2015, doi:10.1080/00948705.2015.1036874)

„(Ad-)ventures in Faith: A Critique of Bishop’s Doxastic-Venture Model“, Religious Studies (forthcoming 2015; doi:10.1017/S003441251400047X)

„Don’t Step on the Foul Line: On the (Ir)rationality of Superstition in Baseball“, Logique et Analyse 56 (223): 319-332

„In Accordance With the Law: Reconciling Divine and Civil Law in Abelard“, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 81 (2): 307-22

Book Reviews

Review of John Sexton (with Thomas Oliphant and Peter J. Schwartz), Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game, New York: Gotham Books, 2013. In the Journal of Philosophy of Sport 41 (2): 282-87

Review of Reason and Rationality, Maria Cristina Amoretti and Nicla Vassallo (eds.), Ontos Verlag, 2012. In The Notre Dame Philosophical Review: ndpr.nd.edu/news/38042-reason-and-rationality/