Areas of interest
My research interests lie in philosophy of language and epistemology. In particular, I am interested in context-sensitivity and the semantics-pragmatics interface, and how this debate can or does inform epistemological debates. More recently, I have also been interested in the extent to which corpus analytics can be used to help answer philosophical questions.
I teach the following modules at undergraduate level:
- Reason and Argument: An introductory module that covers some key informal and formal techniques for identifying and evaluating arguments in philosophy and elsewhere.
- Meaning and the Mind: This module focuses on some core topics in philosophy of mind and philosophy of language.
- Ignorance, Doubt, and Relativism: This module focuses on core issues in epistemology, specifically in the theory of knowledge.
- Grindrod, J. (2020) Wrongful ways to raise the epistemic standard. Episteme ISSN: 1750-0117 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/epi.2020.39
- Grindrod, J. (2020) The dizzying turn of epistemic contextualism. Metaphilosophy , 51 (1). pp. 87-96. ISSN: 1467-9973 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/meta.12406
- Grindrod, J. (2019) Computational beliefs. Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy ISSN: 1502-3923 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0020174X.2019.1688178
- Grindrod, J. (2019) Depth, value, and context. Ergo , 6 (24). ISSN: 2330-4014 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.3998/ergo.12405314.0006.024
- Grindrod, J. and Borg, E. (2019) Questions under discussion and the semantics/pragmatics divide. Philosophical Quarterly , 69 (275). pp. 418-426. ISSN: 1467-9213 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pq/pqy058
- Grindrod, J. , Andow, J. , Hansen, N. (2019) Third-person knowledge ascriptions: a crucial experiment for contextualism. Mind and Language , 34 (2). pp. 158-182. ISSN: 1468-0017 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mila.12196