William C. Wimsatt

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

Bill Wimsatt is Senior Fellow at the Center for the Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, and emeritus professor at the University of 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.