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Published on Oct 3, 2015
What does genetics and genomics teach us about the existence (or not) of racial groups or ethnicity? If someone sequences even a small part of your genome, will they be able to determine your biological and geographical history? How might leftist and rightist political agendas use scientific knowledge about the genetic existence (or not) of races and ethnicity?
Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther is Associate Professor at University of California, Santa Cruz, in the Department of Philosophy. His research focuses on philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of cartography, political philosophy, ethics, metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of mind and cognitive science, among others.