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Paul Humphreys
Paul Humphreys, Professor (Ph.D., Stanford), specializes in philosophy of science, metaphysics, and epistemology. His current interests include the metaphysics and epistemology of emergence, computational science, empiricism and realism, and strategy. Humphreys teaches graduate courses in philosophy of science, logic, and metaphysics and helps supervise the undergraduate program in Cognitive Science.

Series Editor, Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science
Editorial Boards: American Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophy of Science, Foundations of Science


Emergence: Contemporary Readings in Science and Philosophy. Mark Bedau and Paul Humphreys (eds). The MIT Press, 2007

Extending Ourselves: Computational Science, Empiricism, and Scientific Method (Oxford, 2004)

"Some Considerations on Conditional Chance," British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (2004)

"Computational Models", Philosophy of Science 69 (2002), S1-S11

"Are There Algorithms that Discover Causal Structure?" Synthese (1999, with David Freedman)

"How Properties Emerge," Philosophy of Science 64 (1997), 1-17

The Chances of Explanation (Princeton, 1989)

"Why Propensities Cannot Be Probabilities," The Philosophical Review 94 (1985), 557-570

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