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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"Professor Grim blends intellect, imagination and creativity, not only as he presents his lectures, but he teaches how to connect with those tools, through practical examples and thought experiments throughout the course."

50 Courses and Sets

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50 Courses and Sets

  1. (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.
  2. (Set) An Introduction to Formal Logic & The Philosopher's Toolkit Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$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.
  3. (Set) Redefining Reality & Philosophy of the Mind Set

    (Set) Redefining Reality & Philosophy of the Mind

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $549.90 Starting at $549.90 $639.90 $549.90$639.90
    An incomparable introduction to the question of what the mind is and what reality is, these courses are ideal for anyone who ponders philosophical thought and the Greek aphorism, "know thyself." Philosophy of the Mind investigates the endlessly interesting phenomena of mind. Redefining Reality looks at the ways in which science, politics, religion, and our culture has shaped our understanding of reality.
  4. (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & 36 Big Ideas Set

    (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & 36 Big Ideas

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $499.90 $499.90$499.90

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  5. (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.
  6. (Set) Exploring Metaphysics & Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines  Set

    (Set) Exploring Metaphysics & Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $279.90 $279.90$279.90
  7. (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.
  8. (Set) Mind-Body Philosophy & Philosophy of Mind Set

    (Set) Mind-Body Philosophy & Philosophy of Mind

    Patrick Grim
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    Take a philosophical and scientific look at consciousness with this eye-opening two-course set. Explore the complex relationships between mind, body, and consciousness with Mind-Body Philosophy. Then, get an incomparable introduction to the various issues that revolve around the question of what, exactly, the mind is with Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines.
  9. (Set) How You Decide & The Philosopher's Toolkit Set

    (Set) How You Decide & The Philosopher's Toolkit

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Learn not only how you make decisions, but how to make more rational ones. Start with The Science of Human Decision Making to understand how we come make the thousands of choices we are faced with every day. Then, learn to think faster, more efficiently, and more systematically with The Philosopher’s Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room.
  10. (Set) The Big Questions of Philosophy & The Philosopher's Toolkit Set

    (Set) The Big Questions of Philosophy & The Philosopher's Toolkit

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $549.90 Starting at $549.90 $639.90 $549.90$639.90
    Thinking is at the heart of our everyday lives. Explore the fundamentals of philosophy with this two-course set. Start by examining the quandaries that have baffled the greatest minds of all time with The Big Questions of Philosophy. Then, gain the tools and skills to become a better thinker—learn to simplify problems, think more creatively, and make better decisions with The Philosopher’s Toolkit.