Faculty Affiliates

Rasmus Gr√łnfeldt Winther
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Philosophy Department
  • Affiliations Latin American & Latino Studies, Psychology Department, Biomolecular Engineering, Research Center for the Americas
  • Phone
    415-335-4509
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • A104 Cowell Annex
  • Mail Stop Cowell College
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High St.
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Summary of Expertise

As a philosophy professor, I investigate the structure, dynamics, and functions of scientific theories and models. How do models about cognition and climate change influence technology, and how is that technology used? What is the historical and normative context of evolutionary and psychological theories, and how are these theories used, perhaps illegitimately, to draw conclusions about race, sex/gender, and intelligence? I have lectured and published on a wide variety of topics in philosophy of science as well as on science more generally.

Teaching Interests

Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology (Genetics, Evolutionary Theory), Philosophy of Psychology and Consciousness Studies, Philosophy of Mathematics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Culture, Philosophy of History, Latin American Philosophy, Pragmatism, 20th Century Analytic/Continental Philosophy, Kant to Hegel.