Paul Humphreys

Commonwealth Professor

Philosophy of Science, Epistemology
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  • Office Address: 105 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:00-12:00, & Thursday 11:00-12:00, 3:30-4:30
  • Class Schedule:

    PHIL 2450 Philosophy of Science

    PHIL 4500 Data and Culture

Paul Humphreys, Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy, specializes in the philosophy of science. He is co-director of UVA’s Center for the Study of Data and Knowledge; series editor of Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science; a member of the editorial boards of Synthese, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, and Foundations of Science; and a member of the governing board of the Philosophy Documentation Center. For more information see http://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/Paul_Humphreys_Home_Page/

 

 

 

Selected Publications
Emergence: A Philosophical Account (Oxford, 2016)

Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science (Oxford, 2016)

`Explanation as Condition Satisfaction’ PSA 2012: Symposia Papers (December 2014)

`Scientific Metaphysics and Speculative Metaphysics’, pp.51 – 78 (Chapter 3) in Scientific Metaphysics, Don Ross, James Ladyman, and Harold Kincaid (eds). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

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)

"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

Full-time Faculty

Sahar Akhtar

Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Barnes

Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Admissions

Talbot Brewer

Professor & Department Chair

Ross P. Cameron

Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Program

James Cargile

Professor

Daniel Devereux

Professor

Brie Gertler

Commonwealth Professor

Paul Humphreys

Commonwealth Professor

Harold Langsam

Professor

Antonia LoLordo

Professor & Director of Graduate Studies

Loren Lomasky

Cory Professor of Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law

Ian McCready-Flora

Assistant Professor

Trenton Merricks

Commonwealth Professor

Walter Ott

Associate Professor

Jorge Secada

Professor

A. John Simmons

John Allen Hollingsworth Professor

Rebecca Stangl

Associate Professor

Affiliated Faculty

Colin Bird

Associate Professor (Politics) & Director of Political Philosophy, Policy and Law

Erin Eaker

A&S Assistant Dean & Assistant Professor

M. Jamie Ferreira

Professor Emerita (Religious Studies)

Kim Ferzan

Caddell & Chapman Professor of Law

George Klosko

Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professor (Politics)

Emeritus Faculty

Cora Diamond

Kenan Professor of Philosophy Emerita

John Marshall

Professor Emeritus

George Thomas

Professor Emeritus

Lecturer Faculty

Corin Fox

Lecturer

James Mumford

Lecturer