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."

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50 Courses and Sets

  1. (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.
  2. (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.
  3. (Set) Brain Myths Exploded & Mind-Body Philosophy Set on sale

    (Set) Brain Myths Exploded & Mind-Body Philosophy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $424.00 Starting at $79.90 $539.90 $79.90$539.90
    Discover how our brain functions and how it works with our bodies with this two-course set. Brain Myths Exploded: Lessons from Neuroscience busts popular myths about memory, dreams, emotions, consciousness, and more. Then, take an intellectually exhilarating tour through questions and theories addressing one of life’s greatest mysteries in Mind-Body Philosophy.
  4. (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.
  5. (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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  6. (Set) Theories of Knowledge & The Philosopher's Toolkit Set on sale

    (Set) Theories of Knowledge & The Philosopher's Toolkit

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $444.90 Starting at $60.00 $524.90 $60.00$524.90
    Train yourself to become a sharper, more involved thinker with this illuminating two-course set. First, survey how ancient philosophers and contemporary neurobiologists alike have made sense of knowledge in Theories of Knowledge: How to Think about What You Know. Then, arm yourself against the perils of bad thinking and learn how to be more logical, inventive, and rational in all aspects of your daily life with The...
  7. (Set) Mind-Body Philosophy & Practicing Mindfulness Set

    (Set) Mind-Body Philosophy & Practicing Mindfulness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Explore the complex relationships between mind, body, and consciousness with this two-course set. Start with Mind-Body Philosophy to learn how your physical brain creates your subjective reality. Then, take a dynamic exploration of your own mind as you learn the essence of meditation and how to practice it with Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation.
  8. (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.
  9. (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
  10. (Set) The Art of Debate & The Philosopher's Toolkit Set

    (Set) The Art of Debate & The Philosopher's Toolkit

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Think faster, more efficiently, and more systematically with this two-course set. Begin by learning to apply reason and weed out emotion to make stronger arguments with The Art of Debate. Then, discover an arsenal of strategies to help you be more creative, logical, inventive, realistic, and rational in all aspects of your daily life with The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room.