2015: Norman Maclean Faculty Award

William C. Wimsatt

  • Peter B. Ritzma Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, The University of Chicago


William C. Wimsatt, the Peter B. Ritzma Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, is a member of the Committee on Evolutionary Biology and the Committee on the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science. Wimsatt teaches and publishes work centered on the philosophy of the inexact sciences and the study of complex systems. He is recognized for his ability to help students contextualize problems that are otherwise too “messy” to be tractable within any one academic field.