Adolf Grünbaum

  • Andrew Mellon Professor of Philosophy of Science
  • Primary Research Professor, Department of History and Philosophy of Science
  • Research Professor of Psychiatry
  • Chair, Center for Philosophy of Science

Grünbaum's 12 books include Philosophical Problems of Space and Time, Modern Science and Zeno's Paradoxes, and The Foundations of Psychoanalysis: A Philosophical Critique. He has contributed more than 370 articles to anthologies and to philosophical and scientific periodicals.

A former president of the American Philosophical Association (Eastern Division), he is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He served two terms as president of the Philosophy of Science Association (1965-70). In 2004-2005, he was the President of the Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science. Upon completing this Division presidency, he automatically became the President for 2006-2007 of the International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science. In 1985, he gave the 10 Gifford Lectures in Scotland and the Werner Heisenberg Lecture in Munich, Germany. In 2003, he delivered the three Leibniz Lectures at the University of Hannover, Germany. Also in 1985, he received the Senior U.S. Scientist Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn, West Germany, and became a Laureate of the International Academy of Humanism. In 1989, he was awarded the Fregene Prize for Philosophy of Science by the Italian Parliament in Rome, and he also received a Master Scholar and Professor Award from the University of Pittsburgh. In May 1990, Yale University awarded him the Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal for outstanding achievement.