Patrick Grim

Patrick Grim

Formal First Name

Patrick Grim is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Philosopher in Residence with the Center for Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan. Patrick has published extensively in computational modeling on topics in theoretical biology, linguistics, decision theory, sociology, political science, and artificial intelligence. He is the founder and co editor of 30 volumes of The Philosopher’s Annual, an anthology of the best articles published in philosophy each year. He has released three lecture series with the Teaching Company: Questions of Value, Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Thinking Machines, and the Mysteries of Consciousness, and The Philosopher’s Toolkit. His work spans ethics, philosophical logic, game theory, philosophy of science, philosophy of law, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, contemporary metaphysics, and philosophy of religion.


  • The Philosophical Computer: Exploratory Essays in Philosophical Computer Modeling

  • The Incomplete Universe: Totality, Knowledge, and Truth

  • Mind & Consciousness: 5 Questions

  • Beyond Sets" A Venture in Collection-Theoretic Revisionism

  • Reflexivity: From Paradox to Consciousness

  • Philosophy of Science and the Occult: Second Edition

  • The Philosopher's Annual


  • Fulbright Fellow, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

  • SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

  • President and Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching

  • Elected to the Academy of Teachers and Scholars

  • Weinberg Distinguished Visiting Professor

  • Visiting Fellow, Center for Complex Systems at Michigan

  • Visiting Fellow, University of Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science