William C. Wimsatt

Headshot of William Wimsatt, professor of liberal arts at the University of Minnesota

Bill Wimsatt is Winton Chair of Liberal Arts in the Philosophy of Science Center at University of Minnesota, and emeritus professor at Chicago. He has worked on functional organization and explanation, complexity, mathematical modeling, reductionism and emergence, levels of organization, robustness, the analysis of heuristics and biases in scientific problem-solving, generative entrenchment in adaptive evolution in biology, technology and culture, and works now primarily on cultural evolution.