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Philosophical Papers

Paul Humphreys


Paul Humphreys pioneered philosophical investigations into the methodological revolution begun by computer simulations. He has also made important contributions to the contemporary literature on emergence by developing the fusion account of diachronic emergence and its generalization, transformational emergence. He is the discoverer of what has come to be called “Humphreys” Paradox in probability theory and has also made influential contributions to the literature on probabilistic causality and scientific explanation. This collection contains fourteen of his previously published papers on topi ... More

Keywords: Paul Humphreys, philosophy of science, computer simulation, emergence, probability, general philosophy of science, Humphreys’ Paradox, scientific understanding, scientific ontology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199334872
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199334872.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Humphreys, author
Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy, University of Virginia