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Patrick Grim

Patrick Grim
 is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  Graduating with highest honors in both anthropology and philosophy from the University of California at Santa Cruz, Professor Grim was named a Fulbright Fellow to the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, from which he received his B.Phil.  Professor Grim received his Ph.D. from Boston University with a dissertation on ethical relativism.

Professor Grim is published widely in scholarly journals in philosophy and other fields, including theoretical biology, linguistics, decision theory, artificial intelligence, and computer science.  He is the co-author of The Philosophical Computer: Exploratory Essays in Philosophical Computer Modeling, the forthcomingBeyond Sets: Toward a Theory of Collectivities, and the author of The Incomplete Universe: Totality, Knowledge, and Truth.  He is also the founding co-editor of more than twenty volumes of The Philosopher’s Annual, an anthology of the best articles published in philosophy each year.  Dr. Grim has produced two series of lectures for the Teaching Company, onQuestions of Value and Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Minds, and Thinking Machines.

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 has been elected to the Academy of Teachers and Scholars.  (Homepage)