Professor Patrick Grim, Ph.D.

Professor Patrick Grim
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • Boston University
In the end, imagining a world of fact without value is quite nearly impossible for creatures like us. Our lives are woven in terms of the things we value.

Dr. Patrick Grim is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He graduated with highest honors in anthropology and philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He was named a Fulbright Fellow to the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, from which he earned his B.Phil. He earned his Ph.D. from Boston University. Professor Grim is the recipient of several honors and awards. In addition to being named SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Dr. Grim has been awarded the President and Chancellor's awards for excellence in teaching and was elected to the Academy of Teachers and Scholars. The Weinberg Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan in 2006, Professor Grim has also held visiting fellowships at the Center for Complex Systems at Michigan and at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Professor Grim, author of The Incomplete Universe: Totality, Knowledge, and Truth; coauthor of The Philosophical Computer: Exploratory Essays in Philosophical Computer Modeling; and editor of the forthcoming Mind and Consciousness: 5 Questions, is widely published in scholarly journals. He is the founder and coeditor of 25 volumes of The Philosopher's Annual, an anthology of the best articles published in philosophy each year.

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  1. (Set)  The Philosopher's Toolkit & Art of Critical Decision Ma Set

    (Set) The Philosopher's Toolkit & Art of Critical Decision Ma

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  2. (Set) Consciousness and Its Implications & Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines  Set

    (Set) Consciousness and Its Implications & Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
    Make sense of the complexities of consciousness with this course set delivered by two dynamic and award-winning professors. Join distinguished philosopher, psychologist, and award-winning Professor Daniel N. Robinson and explore fascinating questions about human consciousness in Consciousness and Its Implications. And witness how philosophers draw on the latest evidence from neuroscience, psychology, artificial...
  3. (Set) Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines & Why Evil Exists  Set

    (Set) Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines & Why Evil Exists

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    View the concepts of mind and evil from fresh new perspectives with this illuminating two-course set. In Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines, discover the answers to key questions about the nature of mind—one of the most hotly debated issues in modern philosophy. In Why Evil Exists, embark on a dynamic inquiry into Western civilization's greatest thinking and insight on this...
  4. (Set) Philosophy of Mind & Understanding the Brain  Set

    (Set) Philosophy of Mind & Understanding the Brain

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Gain invaluable insights into how your brain really works. Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines shows you how philosophy has provided us with tools for investigating how we think, feel, and perceive. Understanding the Brain examines the inner workings of this astonishing organ from the point of view of the neurologist, the biologist, and the psychologist.
  5. (Set) The Philosopher's Toolkit & Your Deceptive Mind Set

    (Set) The Philosopher's Toolkit & Your Deceptive Mind

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Learn about the pitfalls that inhibit good thinking and their remedies, as well as the cognitive biases that get in the way of critical thinking, with this practical course set. In The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room, you gain the tools to be more creative, logical, inventive, realistic, and rational in your thinking and in all aspects of your daily life. And in Your Deceptive...
  6. (Set) Science of Self & Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines  Set

    (Set) Science of Self & Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
  7. (Set)  Argumentation, 2nd Edition & Questions of Value Set

    (Set) Argumentation, 2nd Edition & Questions of Value

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
  8. (Set) Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines & Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science  Set

    (Set) Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines & Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
  9. (Set) Moral Decision Making: How to Approach Everyday Ethics & Questions of Value  Set

    (Set) Moral Decision Making: How to Approach Everyday Ethics & Questions of Value

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $259.90 $259.90$259.90
  10. (Set) Robotics & Philosophy of Mind Set

    (Set) Robotics & Philosophy of Mind

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Uncover the intriguing way that robotics and the philosophy of consciousness are beginning to intersect with this set of courses. First, dive into the thrilling world of Robotics, and see how robots are changing your life in ways you can’t even imagine. Then, explore the world of cognitive science, and how both human and artificial intelligences work in Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking...
  11. (Set) Mind-Body Philosophy & Redefining Reality Set

    (Set) Mind-Body Philosophy & Redefining Reality

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    This fascinating two-course set shows us how our brain creates the experiences we call reality. Take a philosophical and scientific look at consciousness with Mind-Body Philosophy. Then, quest to pin down what's real and what's illusory from a philosophical and scientific perspective with Redefining Reality: The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science.
  12. (Set) The Big Questions of Philosophy & Philosophy of Mind Set

    (Set) The Big Questions of Philosophy & Philosophy of Mind

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $349.90 Starting at $349.90 $639.90 $349.90$639.90
    History's most profound thinkers have spent their lives attempting to answer deceptively simple questions. Examine these discussions with this two-course set. Start with The Big Questions of Philosophy to consider the quandaries that have baffled the greatest thinkers of all time. Then, contemplate how we think and what exactly what the mind is, from a philosophical point of view, with Philosophy of Mind.
  13. (Set) All About the Brain Set

    (Set) All About the Brain

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,069.80 Starting at $1,069.80 $1,259.80 $1,069.80$1,259.80
    Study your brain from a truly holistic vantage point with this four-course set All About the Brain, focusing on neurology, biology, psychology, and more. The brain is responsible for every decision, reaction, thought, and sense we have. Understanding how this three-pound organ manages to coordinate and organize everything we do every second of every day is a fascinating exploration into what it means to be human.
  14. (Set) Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence & Mind-Body Philosophy Set

    (Set) Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence & Mind-Body Philosophy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Learn how our minds and our bodies relate and discover insights into your emotions with this two-course set. Learn how to control your emotions and use them to help you achieve your goals with Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence. Then, take an intellectually exhilarating tour through questions and theories addressing one of life's greatest mysteries with Mind-Body Philosophy.
  15. (Set) Mind-Body Philosophy & The Philosopher's Toolkit Set

    (Set) Mind-Body Philosophy & The Philosopher's Toolkit

    Patrick Grim
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Even those of us who do not specialize in philosophy or science will find this two-course set illuminating. With Mind-Body Philosophy, learn how some of the greatest thinkers have addressed and attempted to solve the mind-body problem. The Philosopher’s Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room offers the skills to think faster, more efficiently, and more systematically.
  16. (Set) Redefining Reality & The Philosopher’s Toolkit Set

    (Set) Redefining Reality & The Philosopher’s Toolkit

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $549.90 Starting at $549.90 $639.90 $549.90$639.90
    Philosophy is best practiced with an eye to other disciplines. The Philosopher’s Toolkit provides subjects you thought you knew through the lens of philosophy, providing new insights and interpretations. Paired with Redefining Reality, which uses other subjects to help scope the meaning of reality, you’ll get a deep understanding of the questions at the heart of every philosophy discussion.
  17. (Set) Mind-Body Philosophy & Mind-Body Medicine Set

    (Set) Mind-Body Philosophy & Mind-Body Medicine

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $349.90 Starting at $349.90 $644.90 $349.90$644.90
    This two-course set illuminates the many ways the mind and body are intimately connected. Start by exploring how the brain creates your experience of reality with Mind-Body Philosophy. Then, take authentic steps toward your fullest physical and mental wellness with Mind-Body Medicine: The New Science of Optimal Health.
  18. (Set) An Introduction to Formal Logic & The Philosopher's Toolkit Set on sale

    (Set) An Introduction to Formal Logic & The Philosopher's Toolkit

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $409.00 Starting at $79.90 $524.90 $79.90$524.90
    This two-course set helps you improve your critical thinking skills. Start by learning the basis of rational thought and intellectual self-defense with An Introduction to Formal Logic. Then, The Philosopher’s Toolkit arms you against the perils of bad thinking and supplies you with an arsenal of strategies to help you be more creative, logical, inventive, realistic, and rational in all aspects of your daily life.
  19. (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History Set

    (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $399.90 $399.90$399.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Begin by exploring 36 ideas – philosophy, science and more – that have changed the face of civilization. Then, dive into ancient history and hopscotch around the world and across time to experience the fascinating variety of what the past has to offer.
  20. (Set) Effective Research Methods for Any Project & The Philosopher's Toolkit Set

    (Set) Effective Research Methods for Any Project & The Philosopher's Toolkit

    Patrick Grim
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Learn practical and proven techniques you can use in both your professional and personal life with this enlightening two-course set. Effective Research Methods for Any Project will help get you from question to answer using the methods of skilled researchers, while The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room sharpens your problem-solving skills and helps you to make better decisions and...