ACADEMIC CV (Updated October 12, 2015).

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RASMUS GRØNFELDT WINTHER
Department of Philosophy
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Cowell Academic Services room 224
Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
www.rgwinther.com
[email protected]
+1.415.940.1059
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California.
Department of Philosophy, Associate Professor.
Department of Philosophy, Assistant Professor.
(Affiliated Faculty:
Cognitive Science Program, Psychology Department;
Latin American and Latino Studies Department;
Bioengineering Interdepartmental Program.)
7/2013 – Present
7/2007 – 6/2013
Stanford University, Stanford, California.
Department of Philosophy, Visiting Scholar.
9/2015 – 8/2016
University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Niels Bohr Institute, Guest Researcher (part time).
9/2009 – 6/2011
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico.
Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas (IIF), Assistant Professor.
Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas (IIF), Post-Doctoral Fellow.
8/2004 – 6/2007
10/2003 – 8/2004
EDUCATION
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Ph.D. (Thesis).
Biology Department, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Masters (Thesis).
Mathematics Department, Minor.
8/1998 – 10/2003
8/1999 – 12/2004
8/1998 – 10/2003
Stanford University, Stanford, California.
Department of Philosophy, M.A., co-terminal degree (Thesis).
9/1994 – 6/1996
Stanford University, Stanford, California.
Department of Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science, B.A. (Thesis).
9/1990 – 6/1994
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science, Evolutionary Theory, Philosophy of Race.
AREAS OF COMPETENCE
Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science, Ethics and Value Theory, American Pragmatism,
Philosophy of Mathematics, Kant, Latin American Philosophy, Metaphysics.
PUBLICATIONS
(http://www.rgwinther.com/Publications.html)
BOOKS
When Maps Become the World. Under contract
http://ihr.ucsc.edu/when-maps-become-the-world
with
The
University
of
Chicago
Are We All Africans? Genomics and Philosophy of Race. Under contract with Cambridge University Press.
Press.
Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther
Phylogenetic Inference, Selection Theory, and the History of Genetics. Selected Papers of A.W.F. Edwards, with Commentaries.
Edited by Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther. Under contract with Cambridge University Press.
ARTICLES
2015.
(31) “The Structure of Scientific Theories,” The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:
http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2015/entries/structure-scientific-theories/
(30) Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther, Ryan Giordano, Michael D. Edge, and Rasmus Nielsen, “The Mind, the
Lab, and the Field: Three Kinds of Populations in Scientific Practice,” Studies in the History and Philosophy of
Science, Part C 52: 12-21;
(29) Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther, Roberta L. Millstein, and Rasmus Nielsen, “Introduction: Genomics and
Philosophy of Race,” Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, Part C 52: 1-4;
2014.
(28) “World Navels,” Cartouche of the Canadian Cartographic Association 89: 15-21;
(27) “The Genetic Reification of ‘Race’? A Story of Two Mathematical Methods,” Critical Philosophy of Race 2:
204-223;
(26) Jonathan M. Kaplan, Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther, “Realism, Antirealism, and Conventionalism about
Race,” Philosophy of Science 81: 1039-1052;
(25) “James and Dewey on Abstraction,” The Pluralist 9 (2): 1-28;
(24) “Determinism and Total Explanation in the Biological and Behavioral Sciences,” Encyclopedia of Life
Sciences:
http://www.els.net/WileyCDA/ElsArticle/refId-a0024143.html
2013.
(23) Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther, Michael J. Wade, Christopher C. Dimond, “Pluralism in Evolutionary
Controversies: Styles and Averaging Strategies in Hierarchical Selection Theories,” Biology and Philosophy 28:
957-979;
(22) Jonathan M. Kaplan, Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther, “Prisoners of Abstraction? The Theory and Measure
of Genetic Variation, and the Very Concept of ‘Race’,” Biological Theory 7: 401-412;
(21) Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther, Jonathan M. Kaplan, “Ontologies and Politics of Bio-Genomic ‘Race’,”
Theoria. A Journal of Social and Political Theory (South Africa) 60 (3), Issue 136: 54-80;
2012.
(20) “Mathematical Modeling in Biology: Philosophy and Pragmatics,” Frontiers in Plant Evolution and
Development:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3369192/
(19) “Interweaving Categories: Styles, Paradigms, and Models,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Part
A 43: 628-639;
2011.
(18) “Consciousness Modeled: Reification and Promising Pluralism,” Pensamiento (Madrid, Spain) 67 (254):
617-630;
(17) “Part-Whole Science,” Synthese 178: 397-427;
2009.
(16) Francisco Vergara-Silva, Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther, “Editorial Introduction: Systematics, Darwinism,
and the Philosophy of Science,” Acta Biotheoretica 57: 1-3;
(15) “Introduction: From a Philosophical Point of View,” Acta Biotheoretica 57: 5-10;
(14) “Character Analysis in Cladistics: Abstraction, Reification, and the Search for Objectivity,” Acta
Biotheoretica 57: 129-162;
(13) “Prediction in Selectionist Evolutionary Theory,” Philosophy of Science 76: 889-901;
(12) “Schaffner’s Model of Theory Reduction: Critique and Reconstruction,” Philosophy of Science 76: 119-142;
2008.
(11) “Systemic Darwinism,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105 (33): 11833-11838;
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2006.
(10) “Fisherian and Wrightian Perspectives in Evolutionary Genetics and Model-Mediated Imposition of
Theoretical Assumptions,” Journal of Theoretical Biology 240: 218-232;
(9) “Parts and Theories in Compositional Biology,” Biology and Philosophy 21: 471-499;
(8) “On the Dangers of Making Scientific Models Ontologically Independent: Taking Richard Levins’
Warnings Seriously,” Biology and Philosophy 21: 703-724;
2005.
(7) “An Obstacle to Unification in Biological Social Science: Formal and Compositional Styles of Science,”
Graduate Journal of Social Sciences 2 (2): 40-100;
2001.
(6) Michael J. Wade, Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther, Aneil F. Agrawal, Charles J. Goodnight, “Alternative
Definitions of Epistasis: Dependence and Interaction,” Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16: 498-504.
(5) “August Weismann on Germ-Plasm Variation,” Journal of the History of Biology 34: 517-555;
(4) “Varieties of Modules: Kinds, Levels, Origins, and Behaviors,” Journal of Experimental Zoology (Part B,
Molecular and Developmental Evolution) 291: 116-129;
2000.
(3) “Darwin on Variation and Heredity,” Journal of the History of Biology 33: 425-455;
(2) “William Morton Wheeler,” Encyclopedia of Life Sciences;
1999.
(1) Robert J. van Syoc, Rasmus Winther, “Sponge-Inhabiting Barnacles of the Americas: A New Species of
Acasta (Cirripedia, Archaeobalanidae), First Record from the Eastern Pacific, Including Discussion of the
Evolution of Cirral Morphology,” Crustaceana, 72: 467-486.
BOOK CHAPTERS (reviewed unless otherwise noted)
(7) Forthcoming. “Race and Biology,” in The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Race (L. Alcoff, L.
Anderson, and P. Taylor, eds.), Routledge;
(6) Forthcoming. “Mapping Kinds in GIS and Cartography,” in Natural Kinds and Classification in Scientific
Practice (C. Kendig, ed.), Routledge;
(5) 2015. “Evo-Devo as a Trading Zone,” in Conceptual Change in Biology: Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives on
Evolution and Development. (A. Love, ed.), Springer Verlag (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science), pp.
459-482;
(4) 2011. “¿La cosificación genética de la ‘raza’? Un análisis crítico,” in Genes (&) mestizos. Genómica y raza en la
biomedicina mexicana. (C. López Beltrán, ed.), UNAM, Mexico City, (in Spanish), pp. 237-258;
(3) 2011. “Una revisión crítica de los estilos de investigación científica: Teoría, práctica y estilos,” in Historia,
prácticas y estilos en la filosofía de la ciencia. Hacia una epistemología plural. (S. Martínez, X. Huang, G. Guillaumin,
eds.), Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, (in Spanish), pp. 259-287;
(2) 2007. [not reviewed] “Estilos de investigación científica, modelos e insectos sociales,” in Variedad infinita.
Ciencia y representación. Un enfoque histórico y filosófico (E. Suárez, ed.), UNAM and Editorial Limusa, Mexico City,
(in Spanish), pp. 55-89;
(1) 2005. [not reviewed] “Evolutionary Developmental Biology Meets Levels of Selection: Modular
Integration or Competition, or Both?,” in Modularity: Understanding the Development and Evolution of Complex
Natural Systems (W. Callebaut and D. Rasskin-Gutman, eds.), MIT Press, pp. 61-97.
BOOK REVIEWS
(6) 2015. Carlos Montemayor, Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther, review of Stanislas Dehaene and Elizabeth
Brannon (eds.), 2011, Space, Time and Number in the Brain. Searching for the Foundations of Mathematical Thought,
Academic Press, Elsevier, in The Mathematical Intelligencer 37: 93-98;
(5) 2013. Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther, Fabrizzio Guerrero McManus, review of Michael Ruse, 2012, The
Philosophy of Human Evolution, Cambridge University Press, in Evolution 68: 920-921;
(4) 2013. Review of Stephen Stich, 2012, Collected Papers. Volume 2. Knowledge, Rationality, and Morality, 1978 –
2010, Oxford University Press, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews:
http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/41480-collected-papers-volume-2-knowledge-rationality-and-morality/ ;
(3) 2012. “Darwin’s Pluralism, Then and Now,” review of David N. Reznick, 2010, The Origin Then and Now.
An Interpretative Guide to the Origin of Species, Princeton University Press, in Metascience 21: 157-161;
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(2) 2009. “A Dialogue,” review of Kyle Stanford, 2006, Exceeding Our Grasp. Science, History, and the Problem of
Unconceived Alternatives, Oxford University Press, in Metascience 18: 370-379;
(1) 2001. Review of Deborah Gordon, 1999, Ants at Work. How an Insect Society is Organized, W.W. Norton, in
Philosophy of Science 68: 268-270.
JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUES
“Genomics and Philosophy of Race” for Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, Part C, Volume 52, 2015.
Co-edited with Roberta Millstein (UC Davis) and Rasmus Nielsen (UC Berkeley). Contributors include
Jonathan M. Kaplan, Massimo Pigliucci, Noah Rosenberg, Quayshawn Spencer, among others, and the coeditors.
“Systematics, Darwinism, and the Philosophy of Science” for Acta Biotheoretica, Volume 57, 2009. Co-edited
with Francisco Vergara-Silva (UNAM). Contributors include Ingo Brigandt, Kirk Fitzhugh, Paul Griffiths,
Alan Love, Olivier Rieppel, among others, and the co-editors.
TEACHING
(http://www.rgwinther.com/Teaching.html ; student evaluations available upon request.)
“Brain, Mind, and Consciousness”. 2015. Undergraduate Course, Cowell College, UCSC.
“Philosophy of Biology”. 2014. Graduate Course, Department of Philosophy, UCSC.
“Philosophy of Race”. 2013, 2014. Undergraduate Course, Department of Philosophy, UCSC.
“Introduction to Philosophy”. 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. Undergraduate Course, Department of Philosophy,
UCSC.
“American Pragmatism”. 2008, 2011, 2014. Undergraduate course, Department of Philosophy, UCSC.
“Classifying Persons: Philosophy, Politics, and Possibilities/Problems”. 2013, 2014. Senior Seminar;
Undergraduate Course, Department of Philosophy, UCSC.
“Philosophy of Psychology”. 2012. Graduate Course, Department of Philosophy, UCSC.
“The Structure of Scientific Theories: Darwinism and Its Impact”. 2012. Undergraduate Course, Department
of Philosophy, UCSC.
“Race, Sex, and Intelligence: Real or Constructed, or Both?”. 2012. Senior Seminar, Undergraduate Course,
Department of Philosophy, UCSC.
“Foucault, Marx, Nietzsche”. 2012. Undergraduate directed readings course, Department of Philosophy,
UCSC.
“Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”. 2012, 2013. Undergraduate directed readings course, Department
of Philosophy, UCSC.
“Videnskabsteori for biologer”. [“Philosophy of Science for Biologists”.] 2010, 2011. Biology Department,
University of Copenhagen.
“Laws of Nature”. 2008. Graduate course, Department of Philosophy, UCSC.
“Philosophy of Biology: Biotechnology, Climate Change, and Consciousness”. 2008. Graduate course,
Department of Philosophy, UCSC.
“Scientific Realism in the 20th Century”. 2008. Undergraduate course, Department of Philosophy, UCSC.
“Latin American Philosophy”. 2007, 2012. Undergraduate course, Department of Philosophy and Latin
American and Latino Studies Department, UCSC.
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“Philosophy of Biology: Levels of Selection, Developmental Systems Theory, and Functions”. 2007. Graduate
course, Graduate Program in Philosophy of Science, UNAM.
“Philosophy of Biology: Adaptationism, Essentialism, and Reductionism”. 2006. Graduate course, Graduate
Program in Philosophy of Science, UNAM.
“Philosophy of Science: Reduction, Explanation, and Modeling”. 2006. Graduate course, Graduate Program in
Philosophy of Science, UNAM.
“Abstraction in Science”. 2005, 2006. Undergraduate course, Faculty of Philosophy, UNAM.
“Philosophy of Science: Popper, Kuhn, Lakatos”. 2004, 2005. Undergraduate course, Faculty of Philosophy,
UNAM.
“Scientific Realism”. 2004. Graduate course, Graduate Program in Philosophy of Science, UNAM.
“Naturalism and Normativity”. 2004. Co-taught with Carlos Pereda and Sergio Martínez. Graduate course,
Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, UNAM.
“Philosophy of Science of Models”. 2004. Graduate course, Graduate Program in Philosophy of Science,
UNAM.
“Ants, Apes, and Humans: Genes, Behaviors, and Societies”. 2001, 2002. Undergraduate course, Department
of History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
“Introduction to Scientific Reasoning”. 2000, 2001. Undergraduate course, Department of History and
Philosophy of Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
ADVISING
(For information about active students consult: http://www.rgwinther.com/Students.html)
Director
Alexis Mourenza, PhD, Department of Philosophy, UCSC, 2008 – present. (Co-Director, with Prof. Richard
Otte.)
Lucas McGranahan, 2012, “William James’s Evolutionary Pragmatism: A Study in Physiology, Psychology, and
Philosophy at the Close of the 19th Century,” PhD Dissertation, Department of Philosophy, UCSC.
[Downstream book version enthusiastically accepted by Routledge after peer-review.]
Fabrizzio Guerrero McManus
- 2010, “Homosexuality in Light of the Philosophy of Science: Biological Mechanisms, Subjectivity, and
Power”, PhD Dissertation, with honors, Graduate Program in Philosophy of Science, UNAM. (in
Spanish) [Downstream version appeared as ¿Naces o te haces? La ciencia detrás de la homosexualidad, 2013,
Paidós, Mexico City.]
- 2006, “Rational Disagreements in Systematics”, masters thesis, with honors, Graduate Program in
Philosophy of Science, UNAM. (in Spanish)
Mónica Márquez Sánchez, 2007, “Idealization and Model Organisms”, masters thesis, Graduate Program in
Philosophy of Science, UNAM. (in Spanish)
Student Awards (recent; undergraduates)
Lia Azul Salaverry, “Accountable Technologies: An Interdisciplinary Investigation into the Design and
Engineering of Transportation Systems”, Fanny Carruthers Award (Sociology Department), Spring 2014.
Lisa Johanne Clark, “The Duty of Intellectualism: Reconciling Chomskyan Activism and Foucauldian
Excavation”, Chancellor’s Award, UC Santa Cruz, Spring 2012.
Nicholas Gancedo, “Conceptual Foundations of Intervention Ecology: Towards a New Environmental
Worldview”, Humanities Undergraduate Research Awards (HUGRA), UC Santa Cruz, Spring 2012.
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Committee Member
Linda Dayem, PhD, Department of Philosophy, UCSC, 2013 – present.
Natalia Carrillo, PhD, Graduate Program in Philosophy of Science, UNAM, 2014 – present. (in Spanish)
Octavio Valadez Blanco, 2015, “Complexity and Transdisciplinarity: Theory and Practice of Cancer as a
Complex Disease”, PhD Dissertation, with honors, Graduate Program in Philosophy of Science, UNAM. (in
Spanish)
Fermín Fulda, 2007, “Mental Representation, Naturalism and Teleonomy: an Analysis of a Teleosemantic
Proposal”, masters thesis, Graduate Program in Philosophy of Science, UNAM. (in Spanish)
Yuriditzi Pascacio Montijo, 2006, “Reductionism and Determinism in Genetics”, masters thesis, Graduate
Program in Philosophy of Science, UNAM. (in Spanish)
Luis Alonso Gerena Carrillo, 2005, “The Explanation of ‘the Good’ in Plato and Aristotle”, PhD Dissertation,
Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, UNAM. (in Spanish)
Vivette García Deister, 2005, “Resisting Dichotomies: Causal Images and Causal Proceses in Development”,
Graduate Program in Philosophy of Science, masters thesis, UNAM.
Alessandro Bonello, 2004, “The Scope of Natural Teleology in Aristotle's Physics II”, masters thesis, Graduate
Program in Philosophy of Science, UNAM.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE
Series Editor
“History and Philosophy of Biology” Series, Routledge.
https://www.routledge.com/series/HAPB
Editorial Board
Journal of Experimental Zoology (Molecular and Developmental Evolution).
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291552-5015/homepage/EditorialBoard.html
Principal Investigator
Institute for Humanities Research, Research Cluster, 2014 – 2015, UC Santa Cruz, in collaboration with UC
Berkeley, UC Davis, Stanford University, and UNAM, “Sciences in Practices: Values, Contexts, and Powers”;
Philosophy in a Multicultural Context III. With 30+ participants.
http://ihr.ucsc.edu/portfolio/philosophy-in-a-multicultural-context/?id=15003
Institute for Humanities Research, Research Cluster, 2013 – 2014, UC Santa Cruz, in collaboration with UC
Berkeley, UC Davis, and Stanford University, “Genomics and Philosophy of Race”; Philosophy in a
Multicultural Context II. With 21 participants.
http://ihr.ucsc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Composit-Programs-Reprt-Genomics-philosophy-of-race-Winther-et-al-2013-14-.pdf
Institute for Humanities Research, Research Cluster, 2012 – 2013, UC Santa Cruz; “Philosophy in a
Multicultural Context.” Participants: Nathaniel Deutsch (Literature and History), Daniel Guevara (Philosophy),
Michael Holohan (History of Consciousness), Scott Lokey (Chemistry), Alexis Mourenza (Philosophy), Vanita
Seth (Politics).
Faculty COR Grant, 2015 – 2016, UC Santa Cruz; “When Maps Become the World.”
Faculty COR Grant, 2014 – 2015, UC Santa Cruz; “Genomics and Philosophy of Race: The LewontinEdwards Debate.”
Faculty COR Grant, 2013 – 2014, UC Santa Cruz; “An Assumption Archaeology of Network Science and the
Mathematical Genomics of ‘Race’.”
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Faculty COR Grant, 2012 – 2013, UC Santa Cruz; “The Genomics of ‘Race’: Biological Research and Social
Impact in a Multicultural and Transnational Context.”
Faculty Committee on Research (COR) Grant, 2007 – 2008, 2008 – 2009, UC Santa Cruz; “Research Styles,
the Communal Structure of Science, and the Case of Systems Biology.”
Member
American Philosophical Association (APA)
Philosophy of Science Association (PSA)
International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB)
Asociación Latinoamericana de Filosofía Analítica (ALFA)
REFEREE
Journals
Biology and Philosophy, Biological Reviews, Biological Theory, Biologist, British Journal for the History of Science, British Journal
for the Philosophy of Science, Cladistics, Critical Philosophy of Race, Crítica (Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía), Entropy,
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Journal of Experimental Zoology (Molecular and Developmental Evolution), Journal of the
History of Biology, Journal of Theoretical Biology, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Isis, Philosophy of Science,
Philosophy and Theory in Biology, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, and Part C, Synthese, Theoria (An
International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science).
Books
Copit arXives (Frontiers in Ecology, Evolution and Complexity)
The University of Chicago Press
Routledge.
Institutions
Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Belgium.
CONFERENCES ORGANIZED
“Genomics and Philosophy of Race”. April 12-13, 2014. UC Santa Cruz. Website:
http://ihr.ucsc.edu/event/multicultural-philosophy-conference/
Videos:
https://vimeo.com/channels/multiculturalphilosophy/page:3
“The Stanford School of Philosophy of Science”. October 25-26, 2013. Stanford University. Website:
http://events.stanford.edu/events/400/40087/
Poster:
http://www.rgwinther.com/Poster_Stanford_School_Philosophy_of_Science_Conference_Oct_2013.pdf
“Philosophy in a Multicultural Context”. (co-organizer, together with Institute of Humanities Research) First
Northern California Philosophy and Multiculturalism Conference. October 20, 2012. University of California,
Santa Cruz. Website:
http://philosophy.ucsc.edu/news-events/colloquia-conferences/multiculturalphilosophy.html
Videos:
https://vimeo.com/channels/multiculturalphilosophy
“Genomes and the Synthesis of Life: Technological, Philosophical, and Cultural Aspects”. November 2010.
Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark. Invited Speakers: Mark A. Bedau (Philosophy Department, Reed
College, USA), John Dupré (ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society (Egenis), University of Exeter), Peter
Godfrey-Smith (Harvard University, USA), Gerd Müller (Department of Theoretical Biology, University of
Vienna, Austria), Steen Rasmussen (Syddansk Universitet, Denmark).
“Systematics, Darwinism, and the Philosophy of Science”. November 2006. Co-organizer, with Francisco
Vergara-Silva, Ecology Institute, Xalapa, Mexico. Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, UNAM. Invited
speakers: Kirk Fitzhugh (Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles, USA), Paul Griffiths
(University of Queensland, Australia), Olivier Rieppel (The Field Museum of Natural History and University
of Chicago, Chicago, USA), and David Williams (The Natural History Museum, London, U.K.).
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“The Philosophy of the Life Sciences in an Historical Context,” First Philosophical Meeting IIF-University of
Pennsylvania. May 2006. Co-organizer, with Michael Weisberg, University of Pennsylvania. Instituto de
Investigaciones Filosóficas, UNAM. Invited Speakers from the University of Pennsylvania: Karen Detlefsen,
Paul Guyer, Gary Hatfield, and Michael Weisberg.
INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS
“Humanomics: Mapping the Humanities” 2011. Authored successful US$ 1.5 Million grant proposal. Velux
Foundation and Aarhus University. Frederik Stjernfelt (Copenhagen University, Denmark), Principal
Investigator. Currently not involved in the grant.
“Abstracción, razonamiento y argumentación” 2007. [“Abstraction, Reasoning and Argumentation” –
CONACyT, (“Mexican NSF”) project #57272H]. Co-author of core conceptual protocol. Sergio Martínez
Muñoz (IIF, UNAM), Principal Investigator.
“Evolution and Heredity: Genetics and Epigenetics” 2006. Author of the core conceptual protocol. Grant
approved by the Mexican CONACyT (“Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología”) and the German DAAD
(“Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst”). Principal Investigators: Ana Barahona (UNAM) and Hans-Jörg
Rheinberger (Director, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany).
UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Committee on International Education (CIE), Academic Senate Committee, UC Santa Cruz, 2012 – 2015.
Colloquium Committee (Chair), Department of Philosophy, UC Santa Cruz, 2012 – 2014.
Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Philosophy, UC Santa Cruz, 2007 – 2009; 2011 – 2012.
The Undergraduate “Philosophical Slug Society” (Faculty Sponsor), Department of Philosophy, UC Santa
Cruz, 2011 – 2014.
PRESENTATIONS
“The Cartography of Biology,” International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology,
Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Canada, July 2015.
“Extending Philosophy of Biology Roundtable,” Organizer, International Society for the History, Philosophy
and Social Studies of Biology, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Canada, July 2015.
“We Are All Africans,” Science&Cocktails, Byens Lys, Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2015. Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWBvJaUHM4I&feature=youtu.be
“When Maps Become the World,” Keynote, Masters Student Conference, Department of Philosophy, Århus
University, Denmark, May 2015.
“When Maps Become the World (Chapter 3: Practice),” Department of History and Philosophy of Science,
Cambridge University, U.K., May 2015.
“When Maps Become the World (Chapter 5: Representation),” Philosophy of Scientific Practices Roundtable
II, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto, Toronto, May
2015.
“Maps and Scientific Representation,” “Pictures&Proofs” Conference, University of South Carolina, March
2015.
“The Structure of Scientific Theories,” Philosophy of Scientific Practices Roundtable I, Institute for the
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto, Toronto, June 2014.
“Practices of Abstraction: The Views from Cartography and Geography,” Instituto de Investigaciones
Filosóficas, UNAM, Mexico City, May 2014.
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“¿Somos el ombligo del universo? Una mirada interdisciplinaria de los mapas cuando devienen mundo” [“Are
We the Universe’s Navel? An Interdiscplinary View on Maps Becoming the World”], Department of
Interdisciplinary Studies of Sciences and Humanities (CEIICH), UNAM, Mexico City, May 2014.
“The Genomic Reification of ‘Race’?,” Bay Area Philosophy of Science Working Group (BAPS), San
Francisco State University, May 2014.
“Are Races Like Constellations?,” “Genomics and Philosophy of Race” conference, UC Santa Cruz, April
2014.
“The Lewontin-Edwards Debate? Methodology, Metaphysics, and Ethics,” “Genomics and Philosophy of
Race” workshop, Stanford University, November 2013.
“Cuando los mapas se convierten en el mundo,” Instituto de Investigaciones Filosfóficas, UNAM, Mexico
City, May 2013.
“The Genomic Reification of Human ‘Race’: Models, Ontology, and Ethics,” Philosophy Department and
STS, UC Davis, May 2013.
“Cuando los mapas se convierten en el mundo” [“When Maps Become the World”], Instituto de
Investigaciones Filosóficas, UNAM, Mexico City, May 2013.
“Prediction, Causation, and Abstraction in Complex Systems,” Search Ads, Googleplex, Google, November
2012.
“When Maps Become the World: (Many) Simple Models of Complex Systems,” Center for Advanced Studies
for Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, November 2012.
“Prisoners of Abstraction? On Models and Measures of ‘Race’,” co-presented with JM Kaplan, Philosophy of
Science Association Meetings, San Diego, November 2012.
“Free to Universalize or Bound by Culture? Multicultural and Public Philosophy: A White Paper,” Conference
organized by Institute for Humanities Research and RG Winther, UC Santa Cruz, October 2012.
“From Under the Hood of Modeling to Falling in Love with Your Model: The Promises and Dangers of
Abstraction,” Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University, May 2012.
Commentary on “Consciousness and Auditory States,” by Adriana Renero, American Association of Mexican
Philosophers, Department of Philosophy, Princeton University, May 2012.
“Prisoners of Abstraction? The Theory and Measure of Genetic Variation, and the Very Concept of ‘Race’,”
JM Kaplan & RG Winther, Department of Philosophy, University of San Francisco, April 2012.
“Reifying ‘Race’: A Philosophy of Science Analysis,” Humanities Center, Oregon State University, January
2012.
“Reifying ‘Race’: Genomics and Mathematical Modeling,” Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley, November 2011.
“Abstraction, the Abstract, and Abstractionism: Psychological and Philosophical Perspectives,” Department of
Psychology, UC Santa Cruz, November 2011.
“Dynamics of Pluralism: Interweaving Styles, Paradigms, and Models,” Center for Comparative Philosophy,
San Jose State University, October 2011.
“Interweaving Categories: Styles, Paradigms, and Models,” History and Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and
Science Group, UC Berkeley, September 2011.
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“Styles, Models, and Paradigms: Three Grammars of Scientific Theory and Practice,” University of Cape
Town, South Africa, Seminar in Honor of Ian Hacking, March 2011.
“The Genetic Reification of ‘Race’?,” University of Cape Town, South Africa, March 2011.
“Consciousness Modeled,” Comillas University, Madrid, December 2010.
“‘Wir sind alle Afrikaner’: Abstraction and Reification of ‘Race’ in the Age of Genomics,” University of
Cambridge, U.K., November 2010 and University of Copenhagen, October 2010.
“Networks: Ontologies, Modeling, and Ethics,” The Max Planck Institute, Berlin, July 2010 and Niels Bohr
Institute, Copenhagen, September 2010.
“Three Approaches to Social Evolution: Evo-Geno, Pheno-Opti, and Evo-Devo,” “Social Evolution” PhD
course, Copenhagen University, Denmark, August 2010.
“Abstracción y reificación de raza,” Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma
de México, Mexico City, Mexico, May 2010.
“When a Diagram Becomes the World,” The Collegium for the Advanced Study of Picture Act and
Embodiment, Humboldt University, Berlin, April 2010.
“What is Darwinism? On Genomes, Systems and Culture,” Department for Systems Biology, Technical
University of Denmark (DTU), Copenhagen, September 2009.
“Reducing the Organism? Reducing the World? A Field Guide to Reduction,” Department of Philosophy,
Copenhagen University, Denmark, September 2009.
“Varieties of Scientific Models (and Modeling Practices): Mathematical, Diagrammatic, and Narrative,” Center
for Semiotics, Århus University, Denmark, September 2009.
“Constructivism in the Philosophy of Science,” Center for the Philosophy of Nature and Science Studies, Niels
Bohr Institute and Copenhagen University, August 2009.
“Is the Body Necessary for Knowledge and Cognition?”, Center for Semiotics, Århus University, Denmark,
April 2009.
“Ontology, Abstraction, and Reification,” “What is Ontology?” PhD course, Copenhagen University,
Denmark, April 2009.
“What is Darwinism?,” Program in Philosophy, City University of New York, April 2009.
“What is Darwinism?,” Animal Science, UC Davis, March 2009.
“The Pragmatic View of Modeling,” Department of Philosophy, San Francisco State University, March 2009.
“Abstraction and Reification of Biological Theory,” Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley,
December 2008.
“Abstraction and Reification: Epistemic Overeagerness or Semiotic Tool, or Both?,” Center for Semiotics,
Århus University, Denmark, December 2008.
“Systemic Darwinism,” “Understanding Darwin: The Legacy of Evolution” Symposium, University of
Pennsylvania, November 2008.
“Two Forms of Mathematical Abstraction: The Views from Theory and Practice,” Department of Philosophy,
San Francisco State University, November 2008.
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“Reifying Ontology in Biological Mathematical Modeling,” Department of Linguistics and Philosophy,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), April 2008.
“Mechanisms, History, and Part-Based Explanation,” Department of Philosophy, Washington University, St.
Louis, Missouri, April 2008.
“Reifying Ontology in Biological Mathematical Modeling,” Department of Philosophy, Washington University,
St. Louis, Missouri, April 2008.
“Systemic Darwinism,” The Field Museum, “Darwin Year” Symposium, Chicago, November 2007.
“Parts and Theories in Compositional Biology,” The Committee on Conceptual and Historical Foundations of
Science, University of Chicago, November 2007.
“‘Vicious Abstractionism’ and ‘the Philosophic Fallacy’: William James and John Dewey on the Promises and
Limits of Abstraction,” Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, September 2007.
“Mechanisms, History and Part-Based Explanation,” International Society for the History, Philosophy and
Social Studies of Biology, Exeter, UK, July 2007.
“Abstraction and Abstractionism in the Biological Sciences: Reification and its Discontents,” Instituto de
Investigaciones Filosfóficas, UNAM, Mexico City, May 2007.
“The Social Insect Colony as Traveling Fact,” “Facts at the Frontier” Workshop of “The Nature of Evidence:
How Well do ‘Facts’ Travel?” Project, London School of Economics, London, April 2007.
“What is a ‘Part’? On Idealized Structures, Processes, Mechanisms, and Functions in Biology,” “Idealization,
Mechanism, and Reduction: New Directions in the Philosophy of Proximal Biology,” Emmanuel College,
University of Queensland, Australia, December 2006.
“Abstraction and Reification in Biological Mathematical Modeling,” Ecosystem Networks Workshop,
Copenhagen University, Denmark, June 2006.
“Abstraction and Reification in Biological Mathematical Modeling,” Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, June
2006.
“Explanation and Modeling in Compositional Biology,” First Philosophical Meeting (IIF-University of
Pennsylvania). “The Philosophy of the Life Sciences in an Historical Context,” Instituto de Investigaciones
Filosóficas, May 2006 (Co-organizer, with M Weisberg).
“Mechanisms, Reductions, and Part-Based Explanations,” Southwest Colloquium in the History and
Philosophy of the Life Sciences, UC Davis, April 2006.
“Theoretical Virtues, Styles of Scientific Investigation, and Social Insects,” Universidad Complutense, Madrid,
Spain, October 2005 (in Spanish).
“Styles of Scientific Investigation, Understanding, and Social Insects,” “Philosophical Perspectives on
Scientific Understanding” symposium, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, August 2005.
“Mathematical Representation and Reification in the Hybrid Zone of Evolution and Development,”
“Representation in Biology,” Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, UNAM, Mexico, November 2004.
“Biological Reification of the Mathematically Abstract,” Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Holland, September
2004, and Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, UNAM, Mexico, October 2004.
“An Obstacle to Unification in Biological Social Science: Formal and Compositional Styles of Doing Science,”
“Unification and Pluralism in Social Science” symposium, London School of Economics, London, September
2004.
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“An Analysis of Modeling in Compositional Biology: Textbooks as Loci of Practices and as Ladders to be
Thrown Away,” “Philosophy of Scientific Practices” symposium at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas,
UNAM, Mexico, June 2004.
“Realism and Its Two Enemies,” Department of Philosophy, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana,
Iztapalapa, Mexico City, June 2004 (in Spanish).
“Causal Explanation in Compositional Biology,” Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, UNAM, Mexico,
January 2004.
“A View to a Failure? Part-Based and Kind-Based Science in Evolutionary Developmental Biology,”
International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, Konrad Lorenz Institute and
the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, July 2003.
“Parts and Kinds in Evolutionary Developmental Biology,” Graduate Student Workshop, Department of
Philosophy, Stanford University, December 2002.
“Mereology and Modules: Parts and Wholes in Evolutionary Developmental Biology,” Department of
Philosophy, Notre Dame University, March 2002.
“On Integrated Wholes and Competing Parts,” Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana
University, November 2001.
“Evolutionary Developmental Biology Meets Levels of Selection: Modular Integration or Competition, or
Both?,” “Modularity: Understanding the Development and Evolution of Complex Natural Systems”
symposium at the Konrad Lorenz Institute, Vienna, Austria, October 2000.
“Selectional, Instructional and Maturational Theories in Evo-Devo and Behavior,” co-authored with Susan
Oyama, International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, Quinnipiac University,
Connecticut, July 2001.
“Multi-Level Selection or Modular Integration? Two Perspectives on Biological Individualization,” (poster
presentation) “Modularity in development and evolution” symposium, Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg,
Delmenhorst, Germany, May 2000.
“Weismann's Lamarckism: On the Inheritance of Acquired Germinal Characteristics,” International Society for
the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, Oaxaca, Mexico, July 1999.
“Darwin on External Sources of Heritable Variation,” International Society for the History, Philosophy and
Social Studies of Biology, Seattle, WA, July 1997.
LANGUAGES
Fluency in English, Spanish, and Danish; Intermediate French; Elementary German (taking classes).
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