Stephen R. Grimm


Philosophy Department, Fordham University,

Bronx, NY 10458


office: 718-817-3282


I am an associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University, specializing in epistemology, the philosophy of science, and value theory.

I regularly teach classes in all of these areas, along with courses in the history of philosophy (especially Wittgenstein).

Since July of 2013 I have led a three-year $4.5 million dollar project on the nature of understanding, supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, with additional support from the Henry Luce Foundation.  The project examines the various ways in which human beings understand the world, how these ways of understanding might be improved, and how they might be combined to produce an integrated understanding of the world.  More details can be found at the website for The Varieties of Understanding project:

We have also designed a website focusing on scholarly resources for the study of understanding.  Take a look:

Other odds and ends:

For my CV, click here.

For my favorite artist, click here.

For a recent interview about my work, see here.

For news and information about Philosophers in Jesuit Education, for which I am secretary and treasurer, see here.

And for a nice collection of links on why everyone should study philosophy, you will want to check out this.