Philosophical Papers

Philosophical Papers❮BOOKS❯ ✸ Philosophical Papers ✮ Author Paul Humphreys – Bluevapours.co.uk Paul Humphreys pioneered philosophical investigations into the methodological revolution begun by computer simulations He has also made important contributions to the contemporary literature on emerge 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 explanationThis collection contains fourteen of his previously published papers on topics ranging from numerical experiments to the status of scientific metaphysics There is also a previously unpublished paper on social dynamics The volume is divided into four parts on respectively computational science emergence probability and general philosophy of science The first part contains the seminal paper on computer simulations with three other papers arguing that these new methods cannot be accounted for by traditional methodological approaches The second part contains the original presentation of fusion emergence and three companion papers arguing for diachronic approaches to the topic rather than the then dominant synchronic accounts The third part starts with the paper that introduced the probabilistic paradox followed by a later evaluation of attempts to solve it A third paper argues contra uine that probability theory is a purely mathematical theory The final section includes papers on causation explanation metaphysics and an agent based model that shows how endogenous uncertainty undermines utility maximization Each of the four parts is followed by a comprehensive postscript with retrospective assessments of each of the papers replies to some responses and in some cases elaborations of the original arguments An introduction to the volume provides a general perspective on unifying themes that run through Humphreys' philosophical work.

.

Hardcover  ï Philosophical Papers MOBI ✓
  • Hardcover
  • 296 pages
  • Philosophical Papers
  • Paul Humphreys
  • 14 April 2016
  • 9780199334872

1 thoughts on “Philosophical Papers

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *