Sad news about former undergraduate Griffin Madden

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Griffin Madden in the Oakland warehouse fire last week. Griffin, who graduated from Berkeley in 2015 with a double major in Philosophy and Slavic, was an extraordinarily gifted student and an engaged and enthusiastic member of our philosophical community. You can find recollections of him from some of his philosophy teachers here. If you knew Griffin and would like to add your own recollections of him to share, please contact the Department Chair, Hannah Ginsborg, at

December 08, 2016