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Humphreys, Paul

Overview
Works: 32 works in 131 publications in 2 languages and 2,768 library holdings
Genres: History  Study guides  Music  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BF121, 150
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Most widely held works by Paul Humphreys
The chances of explanation : causal explanation in the social, medical, and physical sciences by Paul Humphreys( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extending ourselves : computational science, empiricism, and scientific method by Paul Humphreys( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Computational methods such as computer simulations, Monte Carlo methods, and agent-based modeling have become the dominant techniques in many areas of science. Extending Ourselves contains the first systematic philosophical account of these new methods, and how they require a different approach to scientific method. Paul Humphreys draws a parallel between the ways in which such computational methods have enhanced our abilities to mathematically model the world, and the more familiar ways in which scientific instruments have expanded our access to the empirical world. This expansion forms the basis for a new kind of empiricism, better suited to the needs of science than the older anthropocentric forms of empiricism. Human abilities are no longer the ultimate standard of epistemological correctness." "Humphreys also includes arguments for the primary of properties rather than objects, the need to consider technological constraints when appraising scientific methods, and a detailed account of how the path from computational template to scientific application is constructed." "Extending Ourselves will be of interest to philosophers of science, epistemologists, and anyone interested in the role played by computers in modern science."--Jacket
The new theory of reference : Kripke, Marcus, and its origins by Paul Humphreys( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays is the definitive version of a widely discussed debate over the origins of the New Theory of Reference. In new articles written especially for this volume, Quentin Smith and Scott Soames, the original participants in the debate, elaborate their positions on who was responsible for the ideas that Saul Kripke presented in his Naming and Necessity
Emergence : contemporary readings in philosophy and science( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reader collects in one easy, accessible place, classic writings on emergence from contemporary philosophy and science. This title includes contributions from the likes of John Searle, Stephen Weinberg, Thomas Schelling, Stephen Wolfram and Jenny Fodor
Patrick Suppes, scientific philosopher( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Models, simulations, and representations( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although scientific models and simulations differ in numerous ways, they are similar in so far as they are posing essentially philosophical problems about the nature of representation. This collection is designed to bring together some of the best work on the nature of representation being done by both established senior philosophers of science and younger researchers. Most of the pieces, while appealing to existing traditions of scientific representation, explore new types of questions, such as: how understanding can be developed
Psychology : the science of mind and behaviour by Richard D Gross( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Gross offers a clear introduction to the key areas of psychology - the nature and scope of psychology, the biological basis of behaviour and experience, cognitive, social and developmental psychology, and individual differences
Challenges in psychology by Richard Gross( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attempts to promote critical questioning of topics including, identity and the self, prejudice and discrimination, interpersonal relationships, aggression and violence, memory, psychological abnormality and its treatment
Patrick Suppes: scientific philosopher by Paul Humphreys( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick Suppes is a philosopher and scientist whose contributions range over probability and statistics, mathematical and experimental psychology, the foundations of physics, education theory, the philosophy of language, measurement theory, and the philosophy of science. He has also been a pioneer in the area of computer assisted instruction. In each of these areas, Suppes has provided seminal ideas that in some cases led to shaping the direction of research in the field. The papers contained in this collection were commissioned with the mandate of advancing research in their respective fields rather than retrospectively surveying the contributions that Suppes himself has made. The authors form an interesting mixture of researchers in both formal philosophy of science and science itself all of whom have been inspired by his ideas. To maintain the spirit of constructive dialogue that characterizes Suppes's intellectual style, he has written individual responses to each article. In Volume 1: Probability and Probabilistic Causality, nineteen distinguished philosophers and scientists focus their attention on probabilistic issues. In Part I the contributors explore axiomatic representations of probability theory including qualitative and interval valued probabilities as well as traditional point valued probabilities. Belief structures and the dynamics of belief are also treated in detail. In Part II the rapidly growing field of probabilistic causation is assessed from both formal and empirical viewpoints. For probability theorists, statisticians, economists, philosophers of science, psychologists and those interested in the foundations of mathematical social science. In Volume 2: Philosophy of Physics, Theory Structure, and Measurement Theory, fifteen distinguished philosophers and scientists cover a wide variety of topics. Part III covers issues in quantum theory, geometry, classical mechanics, and computational physics. Part IV explores Suppes's well known set-theoretic account of scientific theories which has served him well throughout his career. Suppes's contributions to measurement theory have been widely used in mathematical psychology and elsewhere, and this material is the subject of Part V. For physicists, logicians, workers in mathematical social sicence, and philosophers of science. In Volume 3: Philosophy of Language and Logic, Learning and Action Theory, fourteen distinguished philosophers and scientists explore issues in the philosophy of language, logic, and philosophical psychology. Suppes's suggestions that quantum theory requires a rethinking of classical logic form a particularly sharp account of that controversial thesis, and Part VI deals with this issue together with topics in the philosophy of language and logic, including relational grammars and anaphora. Part VII deals with issues in psychology, action theory, and robotics, while Part VIII concludes with a general survey of Suppes's views in the philosophy of science. A comprehensive chronological and topical bibliography of Suppes's writings is included in this volume. For philosophers of language, theoretical linguists, logicians, workers in mathematical social sciences, and philosophers of science
AS/A-level AQA (A) psychology( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick Suppes, scientific philosopher by Paul Humphreys( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick Suppes, scientific philosopher( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probability and probabilistic causality( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of physics, theory structure, and measurement theory( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music 1977-80 by Orchestral Manœuvres in the Dark (Musical group)( )

2 editions published in 1980 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tradition of song renewal among the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest United States by Paul Humphreys( )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark by Andy McCluskey( Recording )

1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Emergence : ontemporary readings in philosophy and science( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The chances of explanation : causal explanation in the social, medical, and physical sciences
Alternative Names
Humphreys, Paul.

Paul Humphreys American philosopher

Languages
English (110)

German (1)

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Extending ourselves : computational science, empiricism, and scientific methodThe new theory of reference : Kripke, Marcus, and its originsEmergence : contemporary readings in philosophy and sciencePatrick Suppes, scientific philosopherPsychology : the science of mind and behaviourChallenges in psychologyPatrick Suppes: scientific philosopherAS/A-level AQA (A) psychology