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Humphreys, Paul

Works: 30 works in 156 publications in 1 language and 4,728 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Editor, Other, 956
Classifications: BD541, 501
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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 )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a post-positivist theory of deterministic and probabilistic causality that supports both quantitative and qualitative explanations. Features of particular interest include the ability to provide true explanations in contexts where our knowledge is incomplete, a systematic interpretation of causal modeling techniques in the social sciences, and a direct realist view of causal relations that is compatible with a liberal empiricism. The book should be of wide interest to both philosophers and scientists. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Extending ourselves : computational science, empiricism, and scientific method by Paul Humphreys( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 324 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 )

14 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 275 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. They are joined by John Burgess, who weighs in on the side of Soames, while Smith adds a further dimension in discussing the contributions of philosophers such as Føllesdal, Geach, Hintikka, and Plantinga. Also included are lengthy excerpts from Føllesdal's 1961 Harvard dissertation and a careful examination by Sten Lindström of the respective contributions of Kripke and Stig Kanger to the development of modal semantics. The collection will be essential reading for anyone acquainted with these influential ideas
Emergence : contemporary readings in philosophy and science by Mark Bedau( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 251 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
The Oxford handbook of philosophy of science by Paul Humphreys( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advertisement for the philosophy of the computational sciences / Oron Shagrir -- Part I. Overviews. Philosophy of the social sciences : naturalism and anti-naturalism in the philosophy of social science / Francesco Guala -- Philosophy of biology / Ben Fraser and Kim Sterelny -- Philosophy of the psychological and cognitive sciences / Mark Sprevak -- Philosophy of the physical sciences / Carl Hoefer and Chris Smeenk -- Having science in view : general philosophy of science and its significance / Stathis Psillos -- Part II. Traditional topics. Causation in science / James Woodward -- Confirmation and induction / Jan Sprenger -- Determinism and indeterminism / Charlotte Werndl -- Epistemology and philosophy of science / Otavio Bueno -- Ethics in science / David B. Resnik -- Experiment / Uljana Feest and Friedrich Steinle -- Game theory / Cristina Bicchieri and Giacomo Sillari -- Instrumentalism : global, local, and scientific / P. Kyle Stanford -- Laws of nature / John T. Roberts -- Metaphysics in science / Richard Healey -- Models and theories / Margaret Morrison -- Natural kinds / Muhammad Ali Khalidi -- Probability / Antony Eagle -- Representation in science / Mauricio Suarez -- Reduction / Andreas Huttemann and Alan C. Love -- Science and non-science / Sven Ove Hansson -- Scientific concepts / Hyundeuk Cheon and Edouard Machery -- Scientific explanation / Bradford Skow -- Scientific progress / Alexander Bird -- Scientific realism / Timothy D. Lyons -- Scientific theories / Hans Halvorson -- Values in science / Heather Douglas -- Part III. New directions. After Kuhn / Philip Kitcher -- Astronomy and astrophysics / Sibylle Anderl -- Challenges to evolutionary theory / Denis Walsh -- Complexity theory / Michael Strevens -- Computer simulation / Johannes Lenhard -- Data / Aidan Lyon -- Emergence / Paul Humphreys -- Empiricism and after / Jim Bogen -- Mechanisms and mechanical philosophy / Stuart Glennan -- Philosophy and cosmology / Claus Beisbart -- Philosophy of neuroscience / Adina L. Roskies and Carl F. Craver -- Social organization of science / Martin Carrier -- Spaces / Dean Rickles
Patrick Suppes, scientific philosopher( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Models, simulations, and representations( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 129 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
Emergence : a philosophical account by Paul Humphreys( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interest in emergence amongst philosophers and scientists has grown in recent years, yet the concept continues to be viewed with skepticism by many. In this book, Paul Humphreys argues that many of the problems arise from a long philosophical tradition that is overly committed to synchronic reduction and has been overly focused on problems in philosophy of mind. He develops a novel account of diachronic ontological emergence called transformational emergence, shows that it is free of the problems raised against synchronic accounts, shows that there are plausible examples of transformational emergence within physics and chemistry, and argues that the central ideas fit into a well established historical tradition of emergence that includes John Stuart Mill, G.E. Moore, and C.D. Broad. The book also provides a comprehensive assessment of current theories of emergence and so can be used as a way into what is by now a very large literature on the topic. It places theories of emergence within a plausible classification, provides criteria for emergence, and argues that there is no single unifying account of emergence. Reevaluations of related topics in metaphysics are provided, including fundamentality, physicalism, holism, methodological individualism, and multiple realizability, among others
Challenges in psychology by Richard D Gross( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 56 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 )

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

Patrick Suppes: scientific philosopher by Paul Humphreys( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 19 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
Patrick Suppes, scientific philosopher by Paul Humphreys( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probability and probabilistic causality( Book )

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

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

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 8 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 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inquiries in the philosophy of probability: randomness and independence by Paul Humphreys( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture & morality 81 music by Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark by Andy McCluskey( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music 1977-80 : for 1 stemme og klaver med becifring (med guitargreb) by Orchestral Manœuvres in the Dark (Musical group)( )

2 editions published in 1980 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exam success in AEB psychology by Paul Humphreys( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distilling many years of experience as a chief examiner, Paul Humphreys answers all the questions commonly asked by students and teachers. The explicit focus on AEB A-level Psychology offers a wonderful opportunity for students to turn good psychology into even better examination performance. The book discusses what questions can be set and how the student should prepare for the exam to secure maximum success. It is an essential volume for every candidate as it includes practice exam answers with examiner's comments to show how to achieve a higher scale
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The chances of explanation : causal explanation in the social, medical, and physical sciences
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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 philosopherChallenges in psychologyPatrick Suppes, scientific philosopherPatrick Suppes: scientific philosopherPatrick Suppes, scientific philosopher